Competitors are driven by a profound and unwavering desire to reach heights others might view as unattainable. They pour their hearts and souls into their training, fueled by the knowledge that this will ultimately lead to greater success and accomplishment. Their dedication, grit, and determination set them apart and enable them to achieve extraordinary feats that leave a lasting impact.
Former Olympic Gold Medalist Carl Lewis said of desire, “Desire is the most important factor in the success of any athlete or team.”
Desire is the crucial starting point for achieving anything we set our minds to. It ignites the spark that fuels our ambition and motivates us to pursue our dreams relentlessly. Without this initial desire, we may lack the drive and determination to even begin pursuing our goals. It’s the first step in the journey towards success, giving us the confidence and inspiration to believe that we can overcome any obstacle and achieve greatness.
But we should desire those things that God wants for us. Luke 12:29-31 reads, “And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.”
As we align our desires with God’s will, we can trust that He will provide for our needs, both in and out of the gym.
This scripture can remind us that our true identity and worth are not determined by our athletic achievements or the opinions of others, but rather by our relationship with God.
1. Commit Luke 12:29 to memory.