Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.I Corinthians 9:24-27

• Winning in life requires pursuing God’s purpose for your life.
• Run with daily disciplines of prayer, Bible reading, and service.
• Practice what you preach.

Father, I thank you for giving me a purpose and plan for my life. Help me run the race set before me. Help me to practice what I preach. Help me to not get distracted by temptations or trails. I will stay the course and not get sidetracked. In Jesus Name, Amen!

God’s Winning Word is a weekly devotional written by Bill Wilson.