The Kitchen Table Devotional: The Game of Life Day 77
“Peddle to the Metal
Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. 25 Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. 26 Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air; 27 but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified. 1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Run to win in this life by running to possess what’s beyond this life. Life needs a goal that is bigger than what we can do and last longer than we will live. Run to win! We can’t run forward with our heads turned backward. Everything that is temporary will turn our heads backward eventually. Only things that are eternal will constantly keep us looking beyond. When our eyes are on the promises of God, we celebrate moments, but we concentrate on medals. For instance, we celebrate family gatherings on earth, but our goal is a family gathering in eternity. That’s a real metal. That’s something worth living and dying for in this life. That’s an imperishable wreath or medal. Don’t let anyone or anything cause us to look back rather than beyond. Keep the pedal to the metal.