“Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it” 1 Corinthians 9:24, NKJV.
Since you have to run your race, run in a way that causes you to obtain everything God has for you. Know that the same God that called you to your race is the same God that has equipped you to win it. In him, you will find every ounce of grace for your race. Even as we run, He renews our strength like the eagle. Even as you run, on every side, He will defend you, no matter what the devil tries to put in your way.
When you run like this, your adversary sees a resemblance of Christ–a man full of joy, faith, and focus, pressing toward the Father’s plan. He will pursue to derail you; however, he will find he can’t keep you from growing. He can’t keep you from climbing. He can’t keep you from winning.
A lot is happening around you, but keep running. Keep your eyes on obtaining the prize of Christ.
Prayer: Father, I give You praise today. Teach me how not only to run but to run in such a way that I obtain. I desire more of Christ formed in me. Through You, I can do all the things. Through You, I can lay hold of what You have for my life. I thank You for Your grace to obtain Your promises and the eternal prize of Your high calling. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Study: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, Isaiah 40:31, 2 Peter 1:5-10, Philippians 4:13