Heavenly Father, I don’t always live the way I should. I tell the world about being honest and true and pure. Then sometimes they look at me and run. When I said I’d be your servant, I thought it would be easier. I thought you’d take away all my problems and temptations. I thought I could be the kind of person I tell others they should be. It doesn’t always work that way, God. I see others having a wonderful time, and I miss being part of that. I see something shiny off to the side of the path and I go wandering after it without a thought. Keep my head on right, God. Keep my eyes focused on Jesus. Keep my feet on the path. Keep my heart desiring what is good. Everything is permissible, but not everything is beneficial. Help me know the difference. And when I already know the difference help me make the right choice anyway. In Jesus Precious name I pray, Amen
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.