The Olympics of Daily Life

What it takes to go for the gold every day

The Olympics of life are a constant affair.
There’s the balance beam of work and play.
There’s wrestling worries and hurdling fear
while pole vaulting problems each day.

There’s swimming upstream ‘gainst the current of wrong.
There’s diving into what needs done.
There’s dashing from breakfast to rush-hour grid.
It’s a mind-numbing race that we run.

There’s the relay of faith where we pass the baton
to both children and grandkids alike.
Yes, we need to be fit as we all exercise
and then trust God with all of our might.

So, Lord, won’t you coach us to do what it takes
to finish while doing our best?
Please give us endurance for what comes our way
and then help us to face every test.