“As you run the race, keep your eyes on the prize,” says the Spirit of the Lord.
“When you fall, get up. When you are thirsty, I will refresh you. When you are exhausted, my fire will revitalise your blood and bones. For you do not run alone: I am with you. I will make the crooked path straight, and the miry track like a sprung floor beneath your feet. There is new wine to make your face glad, and there is fresh bread. I have promised to run with you, and I will keep my promise. Just let me set the pace, for I have run this race before.”
Though a righteous man falls seven times, he will rise again.
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.