I CORINTHIANS 9:24 Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win!
HOW DO WE WIN?
NOT EASY, BUT IT IS SIMPLE
RACES AREN’T RUN IN REVERSE
PHILIPPIANS 3:12-14 (but I focus on this one thing:) Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.
“YOU GOT TO PUT YOUR BEHIND IN YOUR PAST”
HOW DO WE KEEP MOVING FORWARD?
HEBREWS 12:1-2a Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. 2 We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.
KEEP YOUR EYES ON JESUS
2 TIMOTHY 4:7-8 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful. 8 And now the prize awaits me—the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on the day of his return. And the prize is not just for me but for all who eagerly look forward to his appearing.
MOVE FORWARD, KEEP YOUR EYES ON JESUS, AND FINISH WELL
PHILIPPIANS 1:6 And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
THE FACT YOU ARE STILL PRESENT, DESPITE YOUR PAST, IS PROOF THAT GOD IS NOT FINISHED WITH YOUR LIFE