Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Race and the PRIZE...

I must admit that I have been SO wrapped up in all the hooplah with the April Rose situation and I am truly embarrassed. I have let this story, the rumors, and the discoveries consume me for the past 72 hours!!! I am one of those girls that LOVES her beauty rest...literally crawling into bed at 8:30 p.m. each night...but I stayed up until midnight last night reading blogs about the findings of "B" and April Rose.

I'm ashamed :(

So I thought I better start directing my focus on something else...something concrete...something RACE!

Not a physical race, but the race that God has set before me. The race that holds my PRIZE at the end.

There are many challenges that come our way in life that are simply distractions. Distractions that lure us away from our destiny....from our PRIZE. I believe that I was allowing my infatuation with April Rose to lure me away from the race that I should be running. And luring me away from receiving my PRIZE.

Today I'm deciding to keep my focus and attention on finishing the race so I can fulfill the destiny He has prepared for me!

"Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but only one receives the prize? So run your race that you may lay hold of the prize and make it yours."~I Corinthians 9:24


newwife said...

Hey Lianna,
I know- I am totally ashamed to admit that I have as well. I do have to share that I have an IRL friend who asked what blogs I read that are "real" after this whole fiasco and I gave her your blog info- I have loved how positive your posts are and have enjoyed following and praying for your journey!!

Stuart and Sarah Creamer said...

Praying for you sister! Love you!

Faithfully Yours said...

Thanks for posting this! I know you're not the only one that's been trying to find information!