The fight is won or lost far away from the witnesses. (Muhammad Ali, world champion boxer)

He continued reporting where the fight is won: “. . . behind the lines, in the gym and out on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” Any champion has won, not only because he was best in the race, the ring, or on the court, but because of the hours of hard work in training and preparation. We would do well to apply the same principles to our daily living.

Consecrate yourselves in preparation for tomorrow (Joshua 7:13).