Competitors are akin to tenacious fighters on an unyielding battleground, their unwavering gaze fixed on personal growth as they engage in an unremitting skirmish for self-improvement. With each challenge, they refine their skills, strengthen their resolve, and forge themselves into formidable warriors ready to conquer new horizons.
Competitors embrace the warrior’s mindset, where the art of allocating time wisely takes center stage. They wholeheartedly acknowledge that succumbing to distractions can pave the path to failure and make it arduous to mount a swift response when the enemy strikes. By guarding their time vigilantly, competitors stay prepared, vigilant, and ready to conquer any challenge that threatens their pursuit of victory.
This doesn’t imply a lack of fun, but rather making intentional choices that edify us in life.
Psalm 90:12 reads, “So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” This verse highlights the significance of recognizing the brevity of life and seeking divine guidance to live wisely, understanding the finite nature of our time on Earth.
Romans 14:19 discusses edification. “Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.” The verse is a plea to believers to focus on building up one another in faith rather than engaging in disputes or causing divisions over non-essential matters. Paul reminds them that promoting peace and mutual edification should be their goal, as it reflects the character of Christ and fosters a healthy and unified Christian community.
By utilizing our time wisely and seeking spiritual edification, we can select goals that bring us closer to Him. These goals should have the power to mold us into better disciples. Just as a master painter selects specific shades to create a masterpiece, we too must choose the right formula for substantial spiritual growth.
1. Commit Psalm 90:12 to memory.