I ran with MapMyRun! Distance: 1.78mi, time: 31:44, pace: 17:48min/mi, speed: 3.37mi/h.
Philippians 3:13b (King James Version)
forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before
There are days in your running journey you’ll ask yourself, “Do I need to go thus extra mile?”, “Do I need to tackle this hill?”, “Do I need to go down this trail?”, etc. Or would you just say, “no” and not even try.
In your journey, you’ll ask yourself many questions about improving your performance, exceeding your expectations and going the extra mile. It’s in these moments it’s easy to say that you did enough and not make the extra effort. I’m not talking about if you’re genuinely tired, site, or-Heaven forbid-feeling dizzy and faint. No, I’m referring to times when go can go the extra distance and just don’t.
And today’s title says, “No compromise”. It’s easy to compromise-take it from experience. We have to make the extra effort in our journey where others won’t. We’ll have to make that sacrifice to exceed our standards and expectations.
If we compromise-and keep doing so-compromises soon become our crutches-excuses of why we don’t instead of do. Crutches are for the crippled; and compromises make up a crippled foundation to build our lives on. And a crippled foundation for life is weak and very dangerous due to its fragility. And then eventually we’ll compromise our very lives and all that God has given us to live abundantly.
However, if we desire to succeed-not just in our running, jogging, hiking, or walking life-but in every area, we need to live a “No Compromise” life. We need to say “no” to those things, people, and situations that would cause us to compromise our taking that extra mile and exceeding our expectations.
When faced with that compromising situation, we need to say “NO!” and keep moving forward.