Run your own race

Athletics tracks finish line
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“Let us run with endurance the race set before us.” (Hebrews 12:1) As Christians each of us is running toward a prize—Paul called it the “upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14). And the beauty of our spiritual race is that while we each have the same end goal, the course for getting us there is uniquely designed for our individual destinies. I can’t run YOUR race and end up at MY destiny—I have to run the race that’s been set out for me. And you have to run the race that is specifically designed for you. I kind of like that—I’m glad I don’t have to run your race. And you don’t have to run mine! I’m sure we’ll all learn similar lessons and values, but we each have a specified course to run. Let’s cheer each other on, and admire one another as we run our respective races, but let’s all commit to embracing our own race, knowing that it’s on OUR course that destiny, fulfillment, and the Lord’s presence await!

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