Friday, August 10, 2012

Racing... For The Prize!

Anyone who knows me personally, knows that I do not play computer games.  At least not any more.

Before I first began writing Life with Lynnie (LwL), I didn't play computer games.  Until I began using Facebook (FB).  Then, for a while I did play some games, utilizing those on FB.

However, there came a time when I decided that the FB game playing was taking up too much of my time.  Hence, my decision to no longer play online games.

Since then, I have not been enticed to once again play regularly, online.  At least, until recently.

If you are a Google (G) user, you'll know that every day the online pic advertising G on their search page, is a different one.  Yes, it's changed, daily.

In the past, they have from time to time had what I would call interactive mini-games linked to the search page.  Not always have I utilized them.

Lately, this has been a different story.

Due to the Olympics being on the forefront of many people's minds, G has elected to have a different interactive game on their search page, daily.  I'm not sure when they began doing this, because it is truly not something I look forward to.

Still, lately I have been interested!

Over the last few days, I've run hurdles, played basketball, did kayaking, and even played goalee in a soccer game!  It's hard to say which game I enjoyed the most. 

I must say that the way G set things up, I enjoyed many chuckles racing and striving for perfection. 

Perfection?  Me?  Ha!  Ha, ha, ha!  Each time I played, I was reminded about my imperfections!  Still, I tried my best.  Just as all are doing who are participating in the real olympic events.

Okay, so it's not quite like being at the Olympics!  lol :)  But, in reality, the end result wanted, is the same.  Everyone wants to enjoy working hard, to do well and win the prize.

This reminds me of 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, "Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:  But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway."

While I do not strive to win the race in the real Olympics, I do strive to run the race that God would have me do.  To obtain the prize, an uncorruptible crown.   Hopefully, you do, too!

Until next time...

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