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. - 1 Corinthians 9:24-27
For the next two weeks athletes from all over the world will be giving their blood, sweat, and tears for the gold. It takes extreme talent and discipline to obtain Olympic gold. Only a select few can achieve Olympic greatness, but all of us can obtain the imperishable rewards from God IF we practice discipline, devotion, dedication. Go for the gold. Go for God's best.