“Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.” 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 NLT
Apostle Paul likens the Christian journey to running a race, knowing there’s an eternal prize at the end. The beauty of the way God has designed this race is that everyone has the opportunity to win their own individual race, so we’re not competing with one another. Rather we can win by working together.
Even though we are all in a race, the truth is not everyone is necessarily running to win. Some are content with just participating. However, if your desire is not just show up, but to finish and finish strong, then there are some spiritual disciplines that can’t be ignored.
This series we’re looking at those disciplines and how to be consistent with them.
May we all finish strong. Click Here to download the study.