Your athlete experiences these same responses as they prepare for a season of competition. Inwardly they have dreams and expectations for strong performance. Outwardly they prepare through practice, skill development and training.
Beyond the INWARD desires and OUTWARD actions are the actual results. When these fall short of the expected outcome or are realized, it’s time to look UPWARD. Thanking our loving God for the realization of our hopes as well as for any shortfalls that may have come our way brings us to a place of peace and purpose…
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6 & 7 NIV
Are on-going concerns bottled up inside of you causing worry and fret? Are your outward activities creating pressure or undue pain? Take pause and send your inward and outward responses UPWARD to the One who promises to carry you through.
“A little lifting of the heart suffices; a little remembrance of God, one act of inward worship are our prayers which, however short, are nevertheless acceptable to God.” Brother Lawrence
AN UPWARD LOOK BRINGS A LIFTED HEART!