Thursday, January 12, 2006

Finishing the R.A.C.E.

Education is the key to success! Education is able to set a person free from poverty. Education has made us into somebody who's knowledgable and wiser... but because of our exam-orientated education system, so many had turned into bookworms where they only study in order to pass the examination. After being spoon-fed for more than a decade, they are not able to stand on their own feet to get an easy job. It's like a bird being caged and when let go, does not know how to used its wings or grab the freedom it's given to.
In a race, every participant aims for the gold medal. In a tournament, every participants set their eyes on the gold trophy. In order to win, you have to put in a lot of effort and sacrifices. Nicol David trained so hard since she was young therefore she won the gold trophy... she deserves to be the world champion for squash.
Working adults will be running after gold... that's money. Without money there are lots of things that you cannot carry out. Think again... though... if you have too much money will you be happy? No! This is human nature... when we get what we wanted we want more of everything. So, in the end, how should we run for the gold and get the 100% satisfaction that we have actually achieved something?
Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible.
To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law.
To those not having the aw I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God's law but am under Christ's law), so as to win those not having the law.
To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some.
I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.
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 a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air.
No, I beat 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 9:19-27
Looks like I better set my priorities right too... Never hold on to earthly things for they will not last forever. Never trust your friends for they will turn back and bite you one day. Only trust in the Lord!

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