|1 Corinthians 9:24 |
24 Do you not know that all those who run in a race, run; but only one receives the prize? So run, that you may obtain the prize.2
2 From the Word of the Lord within: "Imagine a place where everyone runs the race to their utmost ability, but desiring to come in last." When I first heard this several years ago, I did not understand; now I do. I run the race to my best ability, making every effort. Of course, I want to finish my course, to enter union with God in his kingdom; but at the same time, I wish that everyone else would do better than myself. Why? Because I only care about God; his success is what I wish for, and if everyone else has greater success than myself, the body of Christ is even stronger. Then, even more glory is brought to God. I am not denigrating myself when I wish for everyone else to be more successful than myself; I am trying my best to be all that I possibly can for God and myself. My best is all I can do, and if others can do better, then that is great for God, great for the Body of Christ, and great for me, a part of that Body.