Have you heard a story of the tortoise and the hare? The hare which was the swiftest animal in the forest, challenged the other animals to a race, but only the tortoise dared to try. For the hare, it seems that it was an unfair contest because he would easily win the race.
As the challenge starts, the tortoise trail far behind and keep on walking while the hare decided to take a nap for the thought that he can still catch up with the tortoise. When the hare woke up, he couldn’t see the tortoise and as he ran towards the finish line he saw the tortoise crossing it slowly and steadily. The tortoise won the challenge.
Like that foolish hare, some believers are “fast movers” whose lives are full of stops and starts. Apostle Paul reminded us to press on toward the goal to win the prize. No more stops, we should walk continously and righteously to win an everlasting life through Christ Jesus. True learning, growing and overcoming are gradual experiences. To achieve a heavenward prize we must go on with the process for there are no shortcuts on the road to spiritual maturity.
“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3 :14