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.
1 Corinthians 9:24
Because we are all flawed, there can be a tendency to set the bar for ourselves much too low. God has set the standard that He expects us to live up to. Just as the verse says, many are running this race, but we must adhere to God’s standard and run full bore toward the finish line if we want to hear, “Well done!”