“Defining your win is how you begin.” Craig Groeschel
Goals Give Direction
Paul wrote a letter to inspire the Christians in Corinth, Greece.
“Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win!” 1 Corinthians 9:24 NLT
“I don’t run without a goal. And I don’t box by beating my fists in the air.”
1 Corinthians 9:26 CEV
“After winning a gold medal in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, Mauro Prosperi decided to compete in the 1994 ultramarathon in Morocco–a weeklong race. Mauro disappeared on the fourth day. He ran into a sandstorm, which caused him to go 181 miles off course. He had no idea where he was going. He was completely lost but still continued to run for nine days!”1
“You cannot do what you don’t define.” Craig Groeschel
Define your win
Pastor Craig’s win:
“To create moments of extraordinary impact with my kids.” Craig Groeschel
Goals Give Inspiration
Before and After Pictures
A Biblical before and after picture.
Paul was on the road to Damascus to persecute more Christians when a bright light surrounded him.
Before this moment, Paul went around killing Christians.
Afterward, he became one of the Christians he used to hunt.
God extended grace to Paul, so Paul’s win became sharing God’s grace by preaching the Word of God.
What led Paul to define his win:
“You know what I was like when I followed the Jewish religion—how I violently persecuted God’s church. I did my best to destroy it. I was far ahead of my fellow Jews in my zeal for the traditions of my ancestors. But even before I was born, God chose me and called me by his marvelous grace. Then it pleased him to reveal his Son to me so that I would proclaim the Good News about Jesus to the Gentiles. When this happened, I did not rush out to consult with any human being.” Galatians 1:13-16 NLT
“Defining the win is not how you win but how you begin.” Craig Groeschel
So how do you win?
“You win when you quit trying.” Craig Groeschel
What are the primary areas of your life where you need to establish a win?
- Relationship with God
My win is to:
State your goal and who you will share it with for support.
My goal is:
And I commit to sharing this goal with:
Defining your win is how you begin.
Run to win!
1 Corinthians 9:24 NLT
 Groeschel, C. (2023). The Power to Change: Mastering the Habits That Matter Most. Zondervan.