1st Corinthians 9:25-27
All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. 26 So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. 27 I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.
Do you run with purpose in every step? Like an athlete takes a few moments to stretch before they compete. Take some time each day and stretch your mind. Think! Discipline yourself and do what you are supposed to do.
Jesus show me the way. Just like you coached the Apostle Paul, coach me. I want to live each day with purpose. If there are things that will only divert me from the plans you have for me, help me to avoid wasting time and energy. Instead, give me a vision for life. - Amen.