“…do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win… Therefore, I run in such a way, as not without aim, I box in such a way, as not beating the air.”—1 Corinthians 9:24, 26 (NASB)

Life is a journey, which we all are taking one step after the other. Some enjoy the step as they take it, but once there is a pothole somewhere, they think they cannot continue the journey anymore, so they are forced to stop. But the truth remains that, though there is a pothole somewhere, it does not mean there are potholes every step of the way. We are expected to jump the pothole and continue the journey. Potholes are a representation of huddles and hassles that confront us on the way while we journey through life, but your determination to finish what you started will take you to the end of the road. Your determination will take you home safely. A man who is not determined will never reach the finish line of his projects and assignments. Even when there are no potholes on the way, sometimes the road may just be very narrow and only people with skills and experience will pass through the road safely.

So, it is important to remain on track and jump the potholes you come across in life. It helps you to gain skills and experiences, which ultimately prepare you and make you ready for the road ahead. A man that lacks determination will find it hard to complete anything. I remember while we were in college, writing an exam wasn’t something anybody wanted to look forward to. The exams never come easy, but if you are determined to pass, you stay dedicated to your textbooks and journals, then surely the exams always end up easy. But those who took it lightly ended up submitting empty papers and failed. Now, as Christians, you must understand that we do not fail, because success is attached to us, and it’s consistent with our new nature in Christ Jesus. Therefore, be determined to win at all times. Being a Christian does not mean you won’t go through challenges, it only means when challenges show up, you should be determined enough to develop skills to go beyond it and move to your next level. Remember, you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you (Philippians 4:13) Praise God!


Determination is the key to success, be determined to win!


Dear Heavenly Father, I thank you for counting me worthy to be your son, and I thank you for opening my eyes with this teaching so that I am aware that determination is all I need to live a glorious life. Praise God!

Categories: September 2021


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