23 I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.
The Need for Self-Discipline
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. 25 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. – 1 Corinthians 9:23-25
This is a race! But not the competition a race is in it’s purest sense. I am not competing with anyone to get to my relationship with God … I am racing to them so that they too can get to know Him in the depth of this intimacy we share with Him.
My race is only successful with SELF-DISCIPLINE … because without it I do not run. Without it life gets in the way and drains the inspiration and slows my pace … if I allow life to distract me I don’t write, I don’t do the art that makes my photography inspirational unto God …
I’m in this race … therefore I am training myself to write and shoot and create in the quiet moments of my day … even if it’s only 5 minutes! 😉
12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
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