Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! —1 Corinthians 9:24 NLT
If there is no race, there can be no winner. If there is no battle, there can be no victory. Winners are the people who have entered the conflict and run to win the prize. The joy of crossing the finish line begins at the starting line.
Strength grows from weakness. Your greatest opportunities lie in the midst of your most severe trials. Welcome the problems. They come to make you wise. Salute the hills; the climb only makes you stronger. Look to Him, the author and finisher of our faith. (See Hebrews 12:2.)
Paul cried, “When I am weak, then am I strong.” He had learned the most vital lesson in life. He knew that through his weaknesses, he gained the strength he needed to achieve the victory. Opposition became his opportunity; his hindrances only made him stronger.
There is a way through your darkness, for Jesus is the light. Move toward Him.