It is so easy to become distracted by what’s going on around you and so easy to become a part of this world. We are to be in this world but not a part of it. We can do the same things but with a different heart, motive, and goal. (1 Cor 9:24).
24Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. 25Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. 26So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. 27But I discipline my body and keep it under control,b lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified
I don’t know about you but I want to make it in. Not just make it in but I want to hear him say that he is proud of me that I have completed my assignment and that I finished the race successfully. I don’t want to help others make it in and remain on the outskirts myself. Let’s get our bodies, our flesh, our souls under control so that we don’t disqualify ourselves.