One night when I was about 13, I went to my school and ran around the track, imagining there were thousands of people in the stands cheering me on. In my mind, I won the race. But the race wasn’t real, and my “time” didn’t matter. It didn’t count.
We achieve a lot of things in life that don’t really matter.
Francis Chan said, “Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.”
Before you chase your dreams, make sure your dreams are worth chasing. Ask God for wisdom to value what is worth giving your life to, and then go for it!
Recovery Step: The Bible says, “So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin” (James 4:17). Do two things. Determine what is really worthy of your efforts, and then do it.