“Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship” (Romans 12:1).
In athletics the most mentally challenging block of time is from the end of the last game to the first game of the next season. These months of “off-season” are filled with daily workouts; each one stretching the limits of physical and mental capabilities. It’s known as “the grind.” What athletes soon discover, however, after their days of competition have ended, is that all of life is a grind. As followers of Christ, we must recognize that the grind; that which is so easily dismissed as a monotonous, daily routine, is the very platform God has given us to serve and honor him.