24 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. 25 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. 26 Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. 27 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)
You don’t know? Seek your purpose, find your calling. You aren’t created to plainly roam around the place and chase the wind (verse 26). You are called for breakthrough! Verse 25 says “Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training…” That’s why be ready because your marathon is never easy, strive to overcome the hurdles of your weaknesses whether it’s pride, lust, anxiety, fear, …etc. Endure these hardships since this is your training. Ka-faith, pare! It doesn’t make things easy but it makes it possible.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. (2 Corinthians 12:9)