All of us at one point in our lives find ourselves running a race, whether we recognize it or not.
Races are different for each and every one of us. For some it may be just getting through the week, month or year. Other races could involve finishing a course, obtaining a promotion, a work contract, or crossing something off your bucket list.
As a young child I never had any dreams. They were not spoken of in the home, neither were goals, travels or college. I don´t blame my parents, they only taught us what they knew.
As I began dreaming of doing something different with my life, I found myself in a continual race. I put myself there, on purpose. This race is different because it involves Christ in me. In order for me to run this race, I had to allow God to mold and shape me, so that I can run my race more effectively.
My goals, dreams and aspiration of learning, growing, reading and writing will never stop. I had to learn to rid myself of things that get in the way. Not just sin, but distractions and deception. I run my race with determination, because it lies before me.
It was up to me to allow Him to do that. I had to leave the old behind to receive the new. Mindsets are difficult to leave behind. I had to learn to trust and obey. The result was maturity, healing, growth and a desire to learn and do more.
The fear of running my race no longer exist, I won´t allow it to get the best of me.
Hebrews 12:1 As for us, we have this large crowd of witnesses around us. So then, let us rid ourselves of everything that gets in the way, and of the sin which holds on to us so tightly, and let us run with determination the race that lies before us.
What is your race? What is your goal, what is your passion, and what is your why? Do you dare to allow God to work in and through you to make your dreams a reality? It´s ok to trust and let go. It works!
Once you are able to answer those questions, your race will be a joy to run.