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Topic: The Game of Life (09/11/08)
By Funmi Betty
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The first group started very well. Along the line, fatigue, stress and depression crept in. the agents of Mr., Sin caused distractions, and worldly pleasures caught their attention. They withdrew from the race and went back into the world to dine with the spectators.
The 2nd group continued but they were too weak to remain. They had been starving their Spirit for a long time, so the power of the Spirit in them was weak. They refused to feed the Spirit with the Word of God and prayer. The devil himself came and took their souls.
The 3rd group didn’t even bother to run. They were walking or jumping, while making merry. These were people that knew Christ but were nonchalant about Him. They got bored with the race and went back to ‘rock’ the world.
The funniest group (4th) was those who kept moving in circles all in a spot. They were in the race but couldn’t move on. They had a bond with the spirit of stagnation. Some of them were worse, they thought they were moving on, but they were moving round.
Another group in consideration is a group of people running as fast as they could, striving hard to reach for the goal. The goal was so near that they could feel it. They struggled to reach for it, even to grab it. They kept looking ahead like the Sprinters they were. Old men and women, even young ones but mostly young kids. The Lord decided to take some away for eternal rest, or reason(s) best known to Him. Some looked back and lost focus for the pleasures of the world overshadowed their dreams, even though they were close to getting there. For the first shall be the last.
Others (the few remaining), waited upon the Lord, their strengths were renewed; they mounted up with wings as eagles: they ran and were not weary. They braced the tape and got their rewards, the goal, and the dream. The last were they, the first they now are.
I once belonged to the first group. I went back to enjoy the pleasures of the world- fornication, lies, immorality, etc. but now I’m back on the field of life, to run the race of life, in the game of life, to receive the reward of eternal life.
Where do you belong?
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