We live in a society that is used to doing whatever feels good right now. But instant gratification never brings lasting satisfaction. If we operate in self-control through the power of the Holy Spirit living in us, you (we) choose to do things that contribute to the goal that you (we) in mind. We must discipline ourselves now that we will reap the reward of reaching our goal later.
Paul taught, “Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but [only] one receives the prize? So run [your race] that you may lay hold [the prize] and make it yours” (1 Corinthians 9:24). Stay focused on the goal. God will give you the grace to continue moving toward it.
I just want to thank God for allowing me to finish school and move forward ….