"Straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize." Philippians 3:13-14 NIV
All rubber bands work on the same principle - they must be stretched to be effective!
This came my way... and it's so very true. An unused un-stretched rubber band soon perishes... I know, I recently found some in a box that had been safely and conveniently stored for 20 years and all were useless, perished, and fell apart... maybe that's what happens to us if we seek to be simply safe.