Today I got distracted by looking over in the other lane. I saw this young lady running her race with verve and vigor and for a second (okay maybe a full minute) I wanted that. I wanted her passion. Her drive. her souled-out heart for God.
She's at this place where God can call and say go, and she says "Yes Lord" while I'm still at the place where if He asks, I'll say, "Really Lord, are You sure You wanted to ask me?"
Why is it so easy to look at what other people have but forget about what we have? Why do we forget that what that other person is called for is not necessarily what we're gonna be asked to do? Just as God will not necessarily ask someone else to do that which He asks us to do. I need to remember that I need to run my race.
I had to meditate on a part of my anchor verse: "Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us (Hebrews 12:1)]". This is not the first time I have gotten distracted by someone who's running a really good race, and it will not be the last. But I'm going to use this forum to speak to myself and others like me, so the next time it happens, we'll remember...
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Isn't that amazing? Jehovah has prepared a way for me that's only mine. He's prepared a way for you that's only yours. He knows our uniqueness and has taken all our strengths and weaknesses into consideration. He's also given us His son as a pioneer and an inspiration. Awesome God that we serve!
Lord, sometimes I look at what another person is doing and I lose my way. Help me to endure in this race and to keep my eyes on Your Son. In Jesus' name.Amen.
Does that happen to you? Do you lose sight of your race because you're busy looking at someone else run? Share your stories in the comments below.