I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting, thinking and most importantly resting. Some seasons demand more of you. You see, when you understand your race, you prepare differently. You plan strategically. You ensure that you travel light.
Carrying excess baggage on a road trip can cause unnecessary breakdowns. Baggage isn’t always luggage. Just saying! Happy it’s the weekend. Can summer come already? It’s so cold…
Running my race was birthed by a conversation that I and my best friend were having about life and the current demands it places on us. As she approaches 40, single, unwed, and without a child. Life may seem somewhat unkind. Often neglecting the remarkable blessings that are happening around us daily, we revert to complaining and wanting more. But there’s nothing wrong with wanting more, surely not! I guess wanting more because the Joneses seem to have it all together is considered the wrong way of wanting more. After-all tiresomely seeking after something that others have is the worse type of pain to induce on yourself, the burden of trying to keep up can be all too exhausting. Running a race in another man’s lane, with another mans shoes on. The sheer thought of it spells folly.
(Isaiah 40:31 ) Listen it is so easy to be like Jacob in this scripture whining and complaining. Some seasons it sure does feel like God has lost track of us. It can almost feel like He doesn’t care about what happens to us, or even knows anything about our lives. Like really, has He even been listening to our cries?
If that’s you, be assured. God hasn’t let go of you. I LOVE this Bible promise that talks about how Gods hands are not too short to save us. If you are anything like me, visual. I see this HUGE enormous God who holds literally everything in His hands. Loosen your grip on your life and experience true victory and peace in knowing that He guides and holds us with His right hand…
I really hope someone gets blessed by this and encouraged to get back on the tracks of their life and begin to run in their lane again. Far too many people are simply existing and not living. This is not the way it was supposed to be, and having gone through it and wasted too many years of my life that I will never get back, I refuse to relax and allow others to do the same.
Run your race at a steady pace
See the goal but don’t make haste
Because you’ll need your fuel
The turbulent and unsteady places
Your eyes transfixed
Don’t lose your focus
You WANT to fulfil your God-given purpose
And get to YOUR finish line
To hear the words ‘well done good and faithful Servant’.
Listen, you have to get your running shoes on. Set your eyes on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. Live YOUR life, and run YOUR lane using EVERYTHING you have because it’s going to take all of it to get to the finish line – your finish line.
Let us continue to be each other’s cheerleaders.