1 Corinthians 9:24-27 The Message (MSG)
24-25You’ve all been to the stadium and seen the athletes race. Everyone runs; one wins. Run to win. All good athletes train hard. They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes and fades. You’re after one that’s gold eternally.
26-27I don’t know about you, but I’m running hard for the finish line. I’m giving it everything I’ve got. No sloppy living for me! I’m staying alert and in top condition. I’m not going to get caught napping, telling everyone else all about it and then missing out myself.
Self Discipline – two words that strike fear in most of us. However, Paul’s words challenge us to give all that we can to the task of being prepared to run the race. So how are you doing?
Personally, the last year and half have been tough for me. But, thanks be to God, that I can begin again.Self discipline may not be fun – but it is the start of running the race.