Welcome to Day 1711 of our Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me.
This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom
A Good Race – Daily Wisdom
Welcome to Wisdom-Trek with Gramps. We are on Day 1711 of our trek, and it’s time to explore another nugget of wisdom, which includes an inspirational quote along with some wise words from Gramps for today’s trek. Wisdom is the final frontier in gaining true knowledge. We are on a daily trek to create a legacy of wisdom, seek out discernment and insights, and boldly grow where few have chosen to grow before.
Hello, my friend; this is Gramps. Thanks for coming along on today’s trek as we increase wisdom and create a living legacy. Proverbs 16:16 says, “How much better to get wisdom than gold, and sound judgment than silver!” If you apply the words you hear today, over time, it will help you become more healthy, wealthy, and wise as you continue your daily trek of life. So let’s jump right in with today’s nugget.
Today’s quote is from Zig Ziglar, and it is, “A good racehorse does not ask for a dry track.”
A Good Race
We would all love it, if our race in life were on smooth straight surfaces with no restrictions or obstructions. The problem is that you will never fulfill your God-given potential if life is always easy with no tribulations. It is the problematic segments of our race of life that allow us to hone our skills, mature, and be refined into pure gold.
Similarly, the best racehorses don’t require a dry track or all the conditions to be perfect. Racehorses are bred to race in any situation and are born to love the race. Racing is their calling in life. So it is when they are racing; they are in their natural element. It is the same for us…We are created as imagers of God, and we are here on this earth for a specific purpose.
Our purpose, our vocation as citizens of God’s kingdom, is to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world. By its very nature, being salt and light is not a life of ease. It is not a smooth and flat racetrack. Our lives are to bring savory life to a dying world and light to a dark world. Being salt and light may not always be an easy race, but an easy race is not our vocation. We do not ask for a dry track but the strength to race well.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.
As you ponder this nugget of wisdom for yourself, please encourage your friends and family to join us and then come along tomorrow for another day of our Wisdom-Trek, Creating a Legacy.
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As we take this trek together, let us always:
- Live Abundantly (Fully)
- Love Unconditionally
- Listen Intentionally
- Learn Continuously
- Lend to others Generously
- Lead with Integrity
- Leave a Living Legacy Each Day
I am Guthrie Chamberlain reminding you to Keep Moving Forward, Enjoy Your Journey, and Create a Great Day Everyday! See you tomorrow for more daily wisdom!