The Ultimate Prize

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In late 1989, Steven Covey wrote, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. It quickly became a number one best seller. This book was the result of observing effective, successful people. In it, he noted that such people begin each day with the end in mind. In other words, they set important goals and then identified each step to reaching those goals.

His observation included this major truth: We have the power to choose. And, we are responsible for our choices.

It is interesting that we can turn our lives around at any age. We can begin at 17 or 107. History is full of examples of those who made successes out of their lives who began their trek to success after the age of 70. But it requires choosing a goal and then planning and carrying out each step toward the goal.

Paul sets the goal that each person makes for his or her life. He said: “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14).

Are you working your plan to win the ultimate prize? 

Larry Fitzgerald
Woodlawn church of Christ
Abilene, TX

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