As a bowler that carried a 200 average I understand what Paul was saying.
Many bowlers start throwing the ball for the pins, they will do very poorly. Some have learned to throw the ball to the arrows and do well. The best is to throw to the marks that is 5 ft down the alley this is where the professional bowlers press for.
Redirection to God is an adjustment for most Christians.
From Charles Cockroft’s Sermon: Standing in the Storms #5