Has anyone given you good advice lately?
You’ve been called to run a race and that matters.
Preparation is necessary in order to run this race.
Determine to learn the requirements of starting well and finishing well.
Pain is part of running this race. Choose to pay the price even when pain and suffering happen.
You have a spiritual nature every bit as real as your physical nature.
Thus, your major race isn’t simply physical, but spiritual.
Running to win isn’t about competition with others.
It’s about becoming your better self.
Runners have a plan.
While runners know there is going to be discomfit. They discipline themselves to push through the discomfort—day by day.
In this spiritual race, commit your race to the Jesus.
When running this race, everything is a part of your preparation. Everything affects how you will perform in the race.
Be ready when you show up for the race.
You’re Not Alone
As a Christian, the Holy Spirit is with you to run the race all the way to the finish line and beyond.
Put God first and do what he wants.
You are in a fight of faith, like Jesus.
Make your race count.
Take the First Step
Be all God made you to be.
Commit to the art of running. Commit to preparation.
You are connected to God through Jesus.
Run your race to win.
This isn’t a game.
1 Corinthians 9:24 You know that many runners enter a race, and only one of them wins the prize. So run to win! 25 Athletes work hard to win a crown that cannot last, but we do it for a crown that will last forever. 26 I don’t run without a goal. And I don’t box by beating my fists in the air. 27 I keep my body under control and make it my slave, so I won’t lose out after telling the good news to others.
Romans 12:2 Don’t be like the people of this world, but let God change the way you think. Then you will know how to do everything that is good and pleasing to him.
Philippians 4:8 Finally, my friends, keep your minds on whatever is true, pure, right, holy, friendly, and proper. Don’t ever stop thinking about what is truly worthwhile and worthy of praise.