The life of a Christ-follower is sometimes compared to running a race. Obviously, this race is not a sprint but a marathon. You can run well or run poorly. Like an ancient Olympic athlete, if you run well you’ll receive a crown. The incentive for one running the race for Jesus is the prospect of finishing well and receiving praise from the Savior. In order to run life well, we must pace ourselves and rely on the energy and strength available through the indwelling Holy Spirit.