It’s not about a contest,
it’s about the one you enter in
for the race that’s before you
can be full of good or full of sin.
It’s not about how fast you are,
it’s about your direction
and if to the Gospel of grace
you will make a connection.
It’s not about the time you run,
it’s about pressing into the goal
and if you follow after Jesus
with all your heart and soul.
It’s not about the finish line,
it’s about how close you come
to the mark of a higher calling
and the glory of God’s kingdom.
It’s not about the winning,
it’s about your defeat and loss
and if you gained true knowledge
of why Christ died on the cross!
King James Version
“But what things were gain to me,
those I counted loss for Christ.”
Deborah Ann Belka