Heart of a Champion
used with author's permission
The goal before you is the same with every contest: to win and to honor God in the process. Today, Paul has more words of challenge for you.
In his letter to the Philippian church at chapter 3 and verse 13 he says, "But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." Today we'll talk about pressing on toward the goal.
The goal is in sight. This day's win is at hand. Your part is to press on toward the goal of achieving it. Your opponent will not lie down and let you just walk off with it. You must win it.
Let's make it our task to press on toward that goal. Press on through momentary setbacks. Press on through momentum swings. Press on through injuries. Press on through mental lapses. Press on through the excitement.…Press on! You must compete right down to the final second with no thought of resignation. Give every ounce of courage and passion to today's game and you'll be a champion, regardless of the final score.