Your race is YOUR race, alone. You are NOT behind. You are NOT ahead. It is not about college, career, kids, marriage, how much is in your 401K, or if your grandbabies can say 30 words by the time they’re 3 months old.
You are not racing anyone else.
It’s just you.
And you are JUST RIGHT.
You are just right for God to use you NOW today JUST AS YOU ARE.
Running your race is to live life and don’t give up – even when people or circumstances try to make you quit. It means you keep getting up every day and searching ~asking God~ what He wants you to do every day.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. -Hebrews 12:1
It doesn’t matter how old or young you are.
It doesn’t matter if you feel “together” enough or educated enough.
It doesn’t matter if you feel broken or weak. In fact, God talks about us being weak and that He’s strong. The world lies, “Go BIG or go home.” But God actually says HIS Power is shown in our weakness.
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. -2 Corinthians 12:9
Please just get up and don’t give up.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. -Galatians 6:9
The enemy wants you to stop trying.
Trying to get you to give up and stop living is what satan does.
But God says He’s with you and you don’t have to do this all by yourself.
The LORD’S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I have hope in Him.” -Lamentations 3:22-24
He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. -Psalm 23:3
God says …those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. -Isaiah 40:31
God’s got you. You are NOT forgotten.
Run your race. It’s yours, alone.
You are not competing with anyone else. You are just right.
You are not TOO anything for God to use you and your story and life.
You are not too poor or too rich. You’re not too broken or too shy or too proud or too far away or too close.
YOU ARE JUST RIGHT for God to do amazing things with your life.
And be whatever God makes of you.
An example: My Life. I’m a girl from a tiny town. I was used for sex at a young age and then for many years after that.
I truly believed I was absolutely nothing for many years.
That’s what the enemy does.
But God makes beauty from ashes.
When I started asking God what HE wants me to do every day instead of doing what is on MY To-Do list, He started using my life in mighty ways.
This is all about His Power and my obedience.
I don’t know how many countries there are because geography is not my thing. But the blog God’s got me writing has been read in 43 places (countries?)
He’s doing a new thing in me. He makes me brave. I will trust Him.
A REALLY important thing to realize is that ~~> I don’t even have to know if these are countries, cities, states, or anything else. <~~ (And I don’t even care if someone laughs because I’m not sure what these places are called.)
Just because I know some things and not other things does not mean I’m dumb or smart. It means I’m “me” and God has given me just the very right talents that I need to do the jobs He gives me.
~~> Same with your life. He’s given YOU the exact talents you need to do the jobs He’s got for you to do. You just have to keep asking what that looks like in your life. <~~
I know what I know and that’s enough.
If I could do everything or if you could do everything we wouldn’t need each other but the Bible even talks about this.
If the foot says, “Because I am not a hand, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body. And if the ear says, “Because I am not an eye, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the sense of smell be? – 1 Corinthians 12:15-17
I do not have to know everything to do work for God. I just trust that He knows what He’s doing with me. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. -Isaiah 55:9
I’ve never felt like I’m much of anything – but God says I am. Jesus didn’t die for nobody. He died for you and me. I’m just me.
And I will be whatever He makes of me.]