As we run towards the finish line, it makes sense that we look at how runners train themselves. They are trained to be focused on one thing-the finish line. They have one desire and they are not going to let who is lagging behind or what is going on in the stands distract them. Philippians 3:14 says, “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Paul had the same idea. He, too, believed you could not win a race by looking over your shoulder or glancing to the right or the left. You can’t see what is ahead when you’ve got your headlight on the rear bumper. Like Paul, we too should forget our past glory, past mistakes, past grief, past everything. Paul refused to let his past keep him from reaching his goal. What are you doing in your race to claim the prize of a closer walk with God? Have a wonderful day!