At times we can think nobody is cheering for us. We feel defeated to win because we think noone's there to think we can. But if we would just change our perception on the "who" in our stands--we would cross the finish line, victoriously! We gotta believe that the stands aren't filled with OUR fans...they are filled with God's. Heaven is the true audience. Angels and martyrs and saints FILL your stadium & they chant your name, waving that foamy #1 finger at your every completed-lap. And they are so excited for you, they never take a seat. God & his holy, screaming fans, WANT you to make it. Maybe you can't see them, but if you are concentrating on the finish line, do you really need to? Don't get distracted looking for WHO is cheering for you. Your fans are closer than you think. They are in your heart--the applause of heaven--and they are with you til the finish line!

7 comments (Add your own)

1. Keri wrote:
Great post Heather!! Whenever I feel lonely, I always remember all my loved ones looking down from Heaven and remembering that I am never alone - there is always someone here cheering me on!

Love ya!

February 20, 2011 @ 11:03 AM

2. Flavio Lugo wrote:
Awesome! I was sharing such words to a friend yesterday. I told her that in order to cross the finish line, she would need blinders to distract her from the obstructing environment. As Pastor Troy said yesterday, when you are focused on your goal you don't have time to have doubt. I also told her that focusing on others, takes the attention and stress from yourself, and as you serve the Kingdom for the betterment of mankind, without realizing it, God would have filled all the holes, and wiped away all the tears, and did something new in you that you couldn't have even imagined!

I thank you for your heart to share. Your heart to remain open. Your heart for God and His children.
Speaking life, always gives life. That is a Truth I simply cannot let go of, and I'm certain the Truth won't let go of me, yourself, and all those who remain in the Truth.

God bless you FUNK :)

February 20, 2011 @ 11:49 AM

3. Raul wrote:
You never know the impact you could have made if you quit, so don't! We must always persevere!

February 20, 2011 @ 5:40 PM

4. janette kerr wrote:
'ditto' Raul....
persevere! such a difficult word to comprehend...yet its God's way..not ours

February 20, 2011 @ 9:20 PM

5. Grace Evans wrote:
What powerful imagery for us to grab onto.! That truth of "the great gathering of Heavenly witnesses" watching us is real.Is that verse in Hebrews? anyway, I'm sending that writeup to a friend.Thank you.

February 21, 2011 @ 1:50 AM

6. LeadHership wrote:
Flavio - grrrrrrrrreat word(s), bro. As always, thank you.
Keri - Hi friend!! Thanks for driving by, hope this encouraged you...and me! :)
Raul - well hello stranger! Glad you drove by and thx for the wisdom you shared
Janette - Aaaaaaamen,sistah-friend!
Grace - That's the verse that inspired this. Thanks, girl!

February 21, 2011 @ 8:27 PM

7. Denise wrote:
What an amazing visual picture!!!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

February 23, 2011 @ 10:40 AM

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