Run the Race
We live in a society that is used to doing whatever feels good right now. But instant gratification never brings lasting satisfaction.
If you operate in self-control through the power of the Holy Spirit living in you, you will choose to do things that contribute to the goal that you have in mind. You must discipline yourself now so you will reap the reward of reaching your goal later.
Paul taught, “Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but [only] one receives the prize? So run [your race] that you may lay hold [of the prize] and make it yours” (1 Corinthians ). Stay focused on the goal. God will give you’re the grace to continue moving toward it.