Paul often compares Christianity to distance running.
For distance runners, there is often the challenge of starting too fast too early. The result? Muscles become fatigued and one cannot go the distance.
Another challenge is the proper balance of fluids and fuel. Without the proper fuel, we do not have enough energy to sustain long distance running.
Running may not be for everyone. However, it provides a number of lessons that parallel with leadership.
Trying to accomplish too much too quickly leaves one tired and burned out. Remember, leadership is not about a sprint, but going the distance.
A balance of spiritual nutrition is vital to that kind of leadership.