Growing up as an athlete, I have heard the official say many times, “On your marks, get set, go” and on some occasions, a synonym of that which is “Ready, Steady, Go” as we runners, took our position on the starting blocks. The Apostle Paul likens the Christian life to be a race and cautions that we run in a race as one who obtains the prize in the end of the race (1 Corinthians 9:24).
So how can we run, so that we may obtain. It starts with a ready mind, a steady mind and a going mind.
One cannot be ready and unsteady and win the race for they may run into another lane and get disqualified.
One cannot be steady and not ready and win the race for when the command to go is given, they will be left behind in the starting blocks.
One cannot be both ready and steady but not going and expect to win to race. One must go, when commanded to.
We must receive the word about the Word of God (Jesus Christ) who became flesh with a READY mind (Acts 17:11).
We must not waver but be STEADY in our mind, fixing our eyes on the Jesus whose day is at hand to reward each one, according as his work shall be. (2 Thessalonians 2:22; Revelation 22:12)
We must take the Word of God and GO into all nations, teaching them and baptizing them in the name of the Father God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost (Matthew 28:19).
Points to ponder:
Can it be said of you and me – Ready, Steady, Go?
1 Corinthians 9:24 (KJV)
24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
Acts 17:11 (KJV)
11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
2 Thessalonians 2:2 (KJV)
2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
Matthew 28:19-20 (KJV)
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.