Don’t Stop Here

To make it through the auditions they have worked hard, day after day, to perfect their skills.

1 Corinthians 15:35-58

Reference: “For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15:53‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Explore: I love watching dancing shows. The way people can move their bodies and work in with a piece of music to create art mesmerises me.

I even love watching the reality TV shows about dancing. I’ve recently started watching the most recent season of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’.

The first couple of episodes show all the auditions where you meet the dancers and see them perform for the very first time. The judges then deem whether they are good enough to move on to the next stage of the competition or whether they head home.

When the host interviews the dancers before they perform many of them have similar stories. They have seen the show on television and been inspired to dance at a similar high standard.

To make it through the auditions they have worked hard, day after day, to perfect their skills. They knew they had to be better dancers to make it on the show and so they worked hard towards perfection.

Application: We know, that as humans, we are imperfect. For us to be good at something it is advantageous for us to be diligent and push ourselves towards our goals.

As a Christian I know that I am a sinner. And so, my goal is to push towards being Godly in all I do. It’s not always an easy journey, and I often fail, but God is my goal.

Just because we sin and fall short does not mean we should give up. Just like the dancers on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ we must work hard and daily dedicate ourselves to achieving what God has planned for us.

The great thing about God is that everyone can aim for Him. We don’t get excluded by distance, talent or a judging panel. God the Judge has already invited us in, now we just have to work towards being more like Him.

Prayer: Lord, give me the strength to keep going. May I strive to live every day for You. Amen.

What Godly goals are you working on?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.