As a runner takes his or her mark, there is only one goal: to run the race to win. Knowing that hurdles lie between the starting block and finish line does not discourage the runner. On the contrary, this knowledge results in a dedication to prepare for and successfully master them. To not prepare to clear each hurdle well practically guarantees failure and defeat.
Running the Christian’s race to live as a disciple of Jesus Christ requires the same mindset; prepare to succeed; know the hurdles and clear each one without losing momentum. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 9:24 that we are to run to win, so it is crucial to our success that we understand and apply the lessons of this podcast by Dr. Robert Loggins, “The Six Hurdles of Discipleship.” Begin now with the finish line in view. Run to win!