God has given you this life.

You only have one life.

You only have the time has given you.

The time it takes you to read this blog you will never get back.

So what is your attitude to your life? Are you coasting through life or are you driven?

When I read the apostle Paul I read a man who was extremely driven:

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.  Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air.  No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.”

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

“I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 3:13-14

Paul pressed onto his goal. He wanted to be at the end of his life and given his life to the service of the lord Jesus and the spreading of the gospel. He wanted to be faithful to the end.

When I read the book of Acts I see this picture in narrative form. Paul was a man who was driven to glorify God. He was a man who wanted every moment of every day to be spent in the service of Jesus.

I want that for my life.

I have only one life to live

I only have so many minutes in this life

I don’t want to waste it

I want to be driven

Driven to be successful in what counts

 

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