One of the dangers we face in life is the one of formality, just following without questioning or doing without thinking. This is called blind faith (a faith without intelligence).
In his message to the people of Corinth (1 Corithians 9) you will see that the apostle Paul asks several questions hence implying the listeners and hearers to think or use intelligence. In one of the passages he says, “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” (Verse 24). I believe the core of his message was about focus since he spoke about other racers, and one cannot be focused without using his head. Adding to this one must also be driven by a desire to WIN and get the prize.
In short do not do things for the sake of doing, have a purpose. Don’t just pray, pray to be answered. Don’t just fight, fight to win and overcome. Plant to reap, work to prosper, the list is endless. Another thing that caught my attention is the use of the word I. You’ll find it several times in this chapter. Was the apostle selfish? Not at all. It’s just that sometimes we put our eyes on other ‘racers’ so much and end up forgetting we forget we have a life to live.
May the Lord help us to be focused and give us strength to run and win the race. Stay blessed.
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