Run to win!
“First of all, Paul explains the need for absolute dedication. In verse 24, he says, ‘Many run the race but only one receives a prize. So run the race to win,’” writes Lowder, the author of Midnight in Aisle 7. “The inference removes any uncertainty and is without a whisper. We need to pursue God with a reckless abandon that strives for excellence rather than a ‘just get by’ mentality. We must make God the focal point of all we are and hope to become. Living an obedient passionate life for Christ isn’t something; rather, it is everything. Like medal success, it doesn’t happen by chance but through sniper-like focus.”
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