Christians were never promised an easy life. Instead, Bible scripture constantly reminds us that we must have a purpose and a plan because there will be difficult times and Satan will attack us.
Winning a race requires purpose and discipline. The Christian life takes hard work, self-denial, and grueling preparation. As Christians, we are running toward our heavenly reward.
The essential disciplines of prayer, Bible study, and worship equip us to run with vigor and stamina. Don’t merely observe from the grandstand or the pew; don’t just turn out to jog a couple of laps each morning. Train diligently – your spiritual progress depends on it.