1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Rev. James Wong
1. ATTITUDE: Have The Right Attitude Towards Your Goal
Setting your goals is important but the attitude that you hold towards your goals is even more important. Are they important or frivolous goals to you? Do you run to win or just simply run?
“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” ~Phil 3:14 (NIV)
"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 Cor 9:24 (NLT)
2. DISCIPLINE: Discipline Your Life-style To Reach Your Goal
Let your goals detect your lifestyle. You must be disciplined to live your life with activities that are intentionally directed to the accomplishment of your goals. Your daily life is a microcosm of your larger life. Your tomorrow is what you do today.
"All athletes practice strict self-control. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize." ~1 Cor 9:25 (NLT)
3. FOCUS: Fix Your Eyes On Your Goals
There are many distractions that will hinder you towards reaching your goals. All failures to reaching one’s goal is often caused by a broken focus. Writing down your goals and keep them visible will keep you focus.
"So I run straight to the goal with purpose in every step. I am not like a boxer who misses his punches." ~1 Cor 9:26 (NLT)
4. DETERMINATION: Be Determined To Reach Your Goals
“The spirit is willing but the body is weak” can be a lame excuse. Your decisions are the primary determining factor of reaching your goals. You must exercise your determination otherwise you will give up.
"I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified." ~1 Cor 9:26 (NLT)