Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. 1 Corinthians 9:24-25 NLT

Your election to be a child of God is absolutely an act God’s grace, you did not deserve it but Christ died to pay the ransom for your soul.

However, to experience the full benefits of your salvation depends largely on your determination and readiness to follow Jesus, take on His yoke and walking consistently in His steps daily.

Spiritual growth and Christian maturity do not come automatically. You can only grow spiritually and be transformed from spiritual babe who can be easily tossed to and fro with every wind of doctrine unto a matured man that God will commit His holy treasures.

Except you make up your mind to renounce ALL and embrace Jesus only, you might not be qualified to receive the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Know this, you are not saved to obtain the perishable crowns but to inherit eternal life with God and the crown of life which can never fade nor perish. May the Lord help you to run with strong determination, strict discipline and clear focus to win the eternal prize awaiting you at the end. Good morning and do have a glorious week.

Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola