Striving for the Best

Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. (Vince Lombardi, late noted football coach)

You wouldn’t think it would be necessary to charge an athlete with Lombardi’s challenge. You assume, if you’re playing the game, you want to win. But maybe the challenge is to many of the rest of us, who aren’t involved in sports but are facing obstacles in our lives. Are we too eager to give up? Winning isn’t everything, to be sure, but striving to do one’s best is essential.

Run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize (1 Corinthians 9:24b-25).