Remember that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize. You also must run in such a way that you will win. 1 Corinthians 9:24 (NLT)
Many Christians live their lives as if it’s a lottery system. They hope someday their lucky number will be called and they will win big. Unfortunately it is not true. To win you have to run the race of life according to God’s guidelines.
In God’s kingdom everybody has equal opportunity. We don’t all have the same gifts, education, or background, but with God it doesn’t matter. His equality of opportunity is He wants to work through you to make up the difference. God has given you everything you need if you’ll work and seek Him out.
Here is one trait about winners I want to share with you today:
The Difference Between Winning and Losing is Not Quitting
It doesn’t take much more to be excellent than mediocre. And that little bit makes all the difference. That little bit is usually the willingness to keep working and not quit.
What temperature does water boil at? 212 degrees, where does water not boil at? 211 degrees, just one degree difference. It’s also the difference between a winner and a loser. The secret to winning is doing whatever it takes to do God’s will.
Many people quit because they think the circumstances will never change. We have to leave the timing of circumstances changing in God’s hands. It will come to pass, and often sooner than you think. No matter what happens don’t give up. Take a rest if you need too but don’t quit!
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Hebrews 12:1