Olympic Goals


“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win, but to take part, just as the most importing thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.” – Baron Pierre de Coubertin “Father” of modern Olympics

I love this quote. There are many Olympians who will compete with no chance of a medal.  There are Olympians who have only a couple teammates with them. There are others who expect to win everything they enter. All of them are living the Olympic dream.

When I read that quote, I thought that in our faith it is somewhat the same. We are called to run the race to win, regardless of our chances. The key is to determine what our race is. Some are called to change lives on a global scale, some are called to change the lives in  their community, and some are called to change their own lives. We are called not only to participate but to fight well, knowing that we have God as our coach. Our goal is to one day be able to say, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” (2 Timothy 4:7)


About Karen May

Child of God, wife, mom, author, teacher, musician
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