So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.--1 Cor 10:3
Of all of the verses in the Bible, I think this is the one that is hardest for me. It's so easy to tout my achievements, my accomplishments, my progress. I forget sometimes that I am not the one who makes the achievements. There is One who is bigger than I am pushing me through. Cheering me on that extra mile. Helping me lift that next weight.
When I'm running, I think a lot about how far I've come, and gently I'm reminded that "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me." (Phil. 4:13) It happens when a baby deer crosses my running path. When I look to the right and the sun is rising over the horizon. When I look to the left and the ducks swim across the pond.
May I be reminded daily that I am running the good race not for myself and ultimately not for my health, but for the better of God's kingdom.