Run Your Race
Each day we, as believers, we try to live out the will of God according to our purpose, according to His commands, precepts and laws. Although we are not bound by the law because of grace. The law and commands guide our lives on the hidden path, the narrow path, the path that is hard to find, the paths of righteousness.
As we move further along the narrow path, the Lord reveals Himself to us, if we are looking. He reveals the truth and those lies we’ve believed our whole life (we aren’t capable, we aren’t qualified, we aren’t smart enough, we are unworthy, we are too fat, we aren’t pretty, we are too tall, etc.) start to fall away. The closer we get to Him, the more we are filled with His truth and the natural sinful nature starts to loses its grip. We will never be perfect on this side of glory, but we can move forward in our purpose as we are led by the Holy Spirit.
We each have a race to run. But the thing is, we are not racing against one another, we are racing against ourselves. Running to be the best me/you we can be. We are all unique, being equipped to do the work God set before the foundations of the earth. There’s no room or time for competition or worldly lusts. We have been given a set amount of time to accomplish our purpose. Let’s not waste time trying to live someone else life. You are important. Your role is important.
It may sound funny, but I always say, I put on my horse blinders and stay in my lane. Any time I’ve ever tried to look over or concern myself with what’s going on in someone else’s lane, I miss a turn in mine. As the body of Christ, we all have a part to live. Let us do our best, with the gifts and roles He has given that we all may be complete lacking no good thing!
“Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually.”
I Corinthians 12:27
“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.”