Psalm 90:12: So teach us to number our days that we may present to you a heart of wisdom. Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. What the Lord has planned for me today, I don’t want to postpone it for tomorrow. 2 Timothy 4:7: I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; Paul is expressing these thoughts towards the end of his life. I have fought the good fight. If we waste our time, we can be caught up in a bad fight also. Ephesians 6:12: For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. If you struggle with flesh and blood, we will waste our energy. That will be a bad fight. We miss our enemy with whom we have to fight. Our enemy is the devil and no human being under the sky. If you focus on your struggle with people we will miss the focus to fight with the real enemy. Each one of us has a course to fulfill. You can say that the lord has a track for each one of us to run. It is important that we keep focused on the race the Lord has kept for us. 2 Timothy 2: 2-4: Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier. Also if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not win the prize unless he competes according to the rules. The hard-working farmer ought to be the first to receive his share of the crops. Matthew 6:33: But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you. Hebrews 12: 1–4: Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith. 1 Corinthians 9:26: Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way as not beating the air but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.
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