1 Corinthians 9:24–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.
Paul often compares the Christian life to a race. We are running a race that takes self-discipline, endurance, focus and determination. We are to keep ourselves focused on the goal: Jesus Christ. As we are obeying what He has for us, we will encounter hardship and difficulty. There will be distractions and plenty of reasons will come to mind of why we should give up and quit. Are we running today in such a way as to get the prize? Are we focused on our obedience so we can show Christ we love Him all the more?
Father, I want to show You I love You each and every day. Keep me focused and disciplined so that I am heading toward Your goal for me today and every day. I will stay focused to do what You have for me to do.