Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.
1 Corinthians 24-27
I totally get what 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 says. More so especially as I’ve been working very hard in building my stamina by running the past few weeks. Running a race requires a total life style change what more the race of life? In order to lose weight I’ve been struggling a lot with overcoming laziness and also in being more disciplined in my choice of food. I’m not doing that great when it comes to food but I’m getting there.
Life’s the same as well… running this race requires not just the will to want to change but it requires changes in a lot of areas. The stuff you fill your mind determines to an extent what your life will be like. The people you spend time with makes a difference too. If you want to be better it also means being open to other people’s opinions and also being able to take criticism and learning how to change. Running this race is a team effort. We’re not alone really cos’ all of us have people around us to help us keep at it (much the same as some people have been really encouraging to me in my bid to run 3km non-stop).
I say let’s run this race together. Let’s all win the prize. Let us all make a difference in the short span of time we have here on Planet Earth.