“Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.” I Corinthians 9:24 NKJV
There are differences between the “Faithful” and the “Able” runner. The able and the faithful may run together. The faithful are always guided by the rules of the game, but the able may not pay attention to the rules.
God does not need human ability but human availability and readiness to comply with divine instruction. To obtain the price of the game, it is important to follow the rules of the game.
Therefore, as you are running the race of life, make sure you follow the divine instruction so that you can obtain an imperishable crown.
Father, help me not to run as one who beats the air but to run following the rules, not disqualified and obtain eternal life IJN.