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Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional: Friday, August 9, 2019

“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” — Philippians 3:14

Progress Not Perfection

Major League Baseball has been around for 150 years. In that span, there have been more than 218,000 games played — and just 23 perfect games have been thrown.

Think about that — 23 perfect games in 150 years. TWENTY-THREE! It’s a rarity.

And it’s a good reminder that none of us are perfect. We strive to be, we try to be, we hope to be, but if we’re being honest, we all fail at perfection. That’s why I believe that in life, at home, at work, in our walks of faith, we should instead strive for progress, not perfection.

In our relationship with God, I believe He knows that we aren’t perfect, and He understands that we’re all going to make mistakes. But I also believe that He wants us to get up from those mistakes, continue pressing forward, and growing in a relationship with Him.

There’s nothing wrong with striving for perfection, but instead, let us strive for excellence. Aim to continue making progress, one step at a time, one day at a time.

Today, keep striving toward the Heavenly prize by chasing after the only One who is truly perfect.

— Jason Romano, Sports Spectrum Podcast host

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