“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” 1 Corinthians 9:24, NASB.
“As you run your race before Me, I will help you lay aside every weight and every sin that easily surrounds you to harass you. I’ve watched you carry certain ways about you that have become a hindrance to your progress in Me. It is time to examine your ways and change them by My grace. You are running a much tighter race as you get closer and closer to My return, and changes are needing to be made, My daughter. Will you limp to the finish line, barely making it, or will you finish strong? I am helping you run in such a way that you will win, obtain, and lay hold of everything I have set before you to lay hold of. It won’t be easy for you to let go of certain things, certain habits and certain ways that you’ve grown attached to, but with My help, you will let go and finish your course with joy and with strength. You will fulfill the assignment I gave you before the foundation of the world. By My grace, you will run a much stronger race, and you will live a much fuller life. Says the Lord.”
(Read Hebrews 12:1-2; Acts 20:24)