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  • Writer's pictureAmy Frazier

Are We Running To Win?

I Corinthians 9:24 (NASB)

Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win.

I was running late for work again. It was one of those mornings where everything that could go wrong did. My husband and I just trained our three-year-old beagle, “George” to be off his leash and walk around our backyard unrestrained. We didn’t have a fence and we really wanted George to have freedom like the other dogs in the neighborhood. We worked with George for two weeks setting with him the parameters and boundaries of the yard. He was adjusting quite well, and we were pleased that he was establishing our trust.

That morning I let George out like I usually do for his breakfast and bathroom break. I walked out with him that day and watched him carefully. For some reason I was expecting him to disobey, kind of like a premonition or something. As George rounded the corner of our backyard to the side of the house, he trotted along rather fast. I yelled for George to come here, in a sweet tone, and maybe even told him I had a treat. George didn’t care and at this point, started running down the street in front of our house. I was now yelling, “GEORGE EUGENE FRAZIER, get over here RIGHT NOW!” As I was yelling, I was also running in heels down the hill following George which must have been a sight.

As he heard me yell,.....

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