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. 1 Corinthians 9:25-26a (NLT)
An athlete spends a lot of time training. They spend many hours practicing every day. Practice happens on the days they feel good and the days they don’t feel good. Rain or shine, they practice for their competition. But they are not just practicing to practice. They are utilizing that time with the intent to win. They have set a goal for themselves to win and do whatever it takes to better themselves.
We should set goals for ourselves that line up with God’s plan for us. Once we have our goals in place, we should do what we can to accomplish the goals set before us. God may give you goals that stretch your faith. They may be bigger than goals you would have set for yourself. But God will be there when you need Him cheering you on. It is time to run for your goals.
Prayer: God, thank you that you are for me and not against me. I will run for the goals you have set before me. Help me to reach the goals you have for me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.