Life is a Marathon

… encourage one another and build each other up …
                                   —1Thessalonians 5:11

Marathon. What a sport! Unlike football, baseball, or basketball, there are no catcalls, no boos. Only cheers.

That is the way life should be lived—cheering for one another, encouraging one another.

Life isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon, a long, demanding race. People need encouragement to go the distance. Encouragement is no less a ministry than teaching, feeding, or giving.

There are people in your circle that are running on fumes. Their tank is almost empty. They need a boost.

Make these words your personal mission today …

Encourage the timid (fainthearted RSV), help the weak, be patient with everyone … be kind to each other (1 Th. 5:14).

Speak words that build up, not beat up.

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