Running the Race

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This Saturday is our local 5K.  I’m not a very athletic person. I’m one of those people that if you see me running, then you better run too because something is after me!  Last year was my first time participating in the race, and my goal was simple: don’t die and don’t finish last.  That’s pretty much my goal for this year too.


In our daily lives, we talk about “the race” all the time.  We try to keep up with the Jones’s and run the rat race in the workplace.  Many people have a “one up” attitude where they try to do better than the person next to them.  Yet, God didn’t create our paths to keep up with our neighbors.  He didn’t place us on the same path as the women we admire in the school pick-up line, on the sidelines at the park, or in our small group.  He’s called us to our own race.


Hebrews 12:1-2 says, “Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.” Our races are different based on God’s plan for our lives.  Our eyes should be focused on Him, not on our neighbor’s new car, our best friend’s extravagant travel itinerary, or our small group leader’s abilities.  When I first began blogging, I felt the need to write like many of the women I followed online.  One day, God asked me, “Do you want her experiences?”  When I answered “no,” I realized that we all have our own paths to take, that I wasn’t called to be like those women. I have been called to be me, and that means that I’m supposed to keep my eyes focused on God.  When I take my eyes off Him, my race is hindered by selfishness and jealousy. God has a reward for each of us. Yet, we must keep our focus on Him until we cross that finish line. Our races are going to look different. We must finish them in a way that glorifies our Father.

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