Someone once said that life is like a big race. In the start, we’re all equal but, with the time, the challenges begin to come. The ups and downs, the tiredness, the fret, the monotony and the doubt about our own capacity to reach the finish line with success. Probably, there’s no one who have liked this illustration as much as the apostle Paul. He used to say that he didn’t ran like someone who didn’t knew where to go. Because of that, he always had an impressive motivation to never give up of this race, no matter how hard it was. Once, while he was writting to Philippi’s church, he said that he forgot about things that have been left behind and progressed looking foward. He progressed to the target, to win the God’s prize in Jesus Christ. The secret of Paul’s life is that he understood one very obvious thing about the race. In every race, the prize is given to the runner only after the finish line. The same thing happen in life. The biggest prize of God is at the end But, what is this prize? Paul says the prize that he seek isn’t corruptible like a medal, a trophy or a crown. The prize he was talking about wasn’t something material but was eternal. To understand this, you have to know that the prize come always after the finish line. When you understand this, everything changes. It’s like a sportsman who signs up in a race. He can’t be dazzled thinking the tennis, the tshirt and all the things he won to run are the prizes. It would be more absurd if he think that those little glasses of water that are offered in the middle of the race are some kind of reward. When we understand that God’s prize for us is at the end of the race, we understand that the gifts that we win here aren’t the final prize. No matter how good those things are, this isn’t what God have from best for us. If we understand this, we will stop suffer because if we lose something that we like, there’s a bigger prize waiting for us. If we can’t have what we want, there’s a bigger prize. If we get frustrated with things of life, there’s a bigger prize. There’s nothing or no one who can take away this prize of those who have Jesus as their Savior. Understand that this prize is more advantageous than all the achievements you may have, also makes you put aside everything that hinders you from running this race. When we are focused on the prize that God has for us, we are focused on running the race of our life in the best way possible, to please the expectations of the one who will give us this prize. Therefore, we can reject much easier everything that may be offered to us us but we know that harms our race, because displeases God although sin is pleasurable and desirable, we can only reject it when we understand that there is something much more advantageous waiting for us at the end and it’s not worth changing this prize for anything else. Someone once said that in the race of life, it seems that the best runners always arrive last. But what few people realize is that they’re running a race different from most. So put aside the race against the wind, that everybody runs, and starts running for something really worthwhile.