DEFINED WIN

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel.

Acts 9:15

Every competition has a defined win. The "win" is what guides the preparation, measurement, and activity of the athlete. Knowing what is required to be successful is only possible when you define success. When a man "get's in the game", the most efficient way to get on target is to identify the goal and do what is necessary to succeed. When Jesus appeared to Paul on the road to Damascus, He defined the win. 

Being aimless is the product of sitting on the bench. Observe how Paul compares his mission to an athletic competition. Both have a purpose and thus require discipline. Both have a defined win which determines the parameters for action. As you begin your week, decide ahead of time what the "win's" are for you. Once you have those in mind, take appropriate action. Failure to get in the game only leads to spiritual drifting.

DO THIS TODAY: Name your win for the week. 

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