I always enjoy watching the Olympics and this year is no exception. I guess one of the reasons I enjoy them is because these awesome athletes work for many years just to get their “15 minutes of fame.” They work tirelessly for 4 years and sometimes many more years, to achieve that Gold medal. The reality is, life is just like that. Many times in life we strive to achieve our goals, and the difference between success and failure is a short portion of how we “performed.”
In the book of Esther 4:14 she was told, “Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” I think our lives can pivot sometimes on a crucial moment in time, and how we respond or how we react. As Zig Ziglar says, “To react is negative, to respond is positive.”
Back to the Olympics. Michael Phelps was racing to Win the 200 meter butterfly, his opponent took his eye of the finish line and set his eyes on Phelps. It’s a great picture and reminder that we need to keep our eyes on goal.
Eric L Goodman