Romans 10:17


Competitors cultivate their energy and time to achieve remarkable performance. They approach their workouts with fierce determination, taking each movement seriously and doing whatever it takes to push beyond their limits and achieve more.

Competitors also cultivate a strong work ethic and discipline, which involves consistent training, practice, and preparation. They commit to regular training schedules, follow their meal plans, maintain proper rest and recovery routines, and prioritize physical and mental well-being to ensure they are in peak condition for competition.

Additionally, similar to how a fortress is built with walls of different layers, competitors strengthen their mental toughness by developing layers of mental skills. These may include goal-setting, visualization, positive self-talk, focus, concentration, and other psychological techniques that enable them to stay resilient and focused even in the face of adversity.

Just as a fortress is fortified with defense mechanisms like gates, moats, and battlements, competitors cultivate mental toughness by developing defense mechanisms against negative influences such as distractions, doubts, and fears. They learn to protect their mind from external pressures, setbacks, and distractions, and stay focused on their goals.

We have to cultivate spiritual strength as well. Psalm 18:32 reads, “It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.”

We can also cultivate spiritual strength through the Power of Prayer.

Jesus himself was a man of prayer. He often withdrew to solitary places to pray, seeking communion with His Father. Christ also taught His disciples to pray and emphasized the importance of continuous prayer.

Prayer helps us align our hearts and minds with God’s will, and it strengthens our faith as we entrust ourselves to His care. It allows us to tap into the limitless power and resources of God, which can enable us to face challenges with resilience, courage, and hope.


1. Write down two ways you can cultivate spiritual strength.

2. Commit Psalm 18:32 to memory.



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