I love the movie Secretariat. It’s about the racehorse that won the Triple Crown in 1973. His owner ran her own race by not giving in and risked all to keep him. And these were the words that her father gave her, “Run your race.”
How much more are we, the children of the King of Kings, to run our race? For it is not for mere earthly treasure that we run, but for eternal life. First for ourselves, and then for those that the Lord puts across our path. Run Your Race.
Whether it be from writing our books or to be kind to the Starbucks Barista who waits on us. Or maybe it’s a timely word for the checker at the store who looks tired. Run Your Race.
Hear it? Sense the admonition in your hearts and souls? Lives are at stake. Eternal destinies hang in the balance. Run Your Race.
In Hebrews 12:1 We are encouraged to “…run with patience the race set before us.”
Run Your Race. Run it with patience. Patience for yourself, first. Taking the time to hear from the Lord what He would have you do and the way in which you are to run. Paul was an evangelist. I write Christian novels. All of us are commanded to tell the Good News. Run Your Race.
Run with patience for those you encounter. Take time in your run to be kind to one another, to honor your mother and father, to raise your children under the admonition of the Lord, to be honest, gentle, caring. To love one another. Run Your Race.
In Hebrews 12:1 it also says to “… lay aside every weight,” Put aside those burdens that want to cripple you. Ask the Lord what is hindering you. What weights are you carrying that He took for you. Do you think you are not smart enough? Pretty enough? Do you feel that you are a failure? Put those weights aside. The only weighty thing we need to carry is the cross. And Jesus did it all for us proclaiming “It is finished.” Run Your Race.
Aside from the weights and burdens of life are the sins that cripple us and cause us to stumble and even turn away from our race. What sins are hindering you? Ask Him. The Lord promises to give wisdom if you ask. And if you forgive, He also promises to forgive you. Turn away from things that you do that you know are wrong. The very things that ensnare your feet and make it hard for you to run, He has paid the price. He whom the Son sets free is free indeed. Run Your Race.
Now, know this that as you run your race, there is a crowd of witnesses cheering you on. Those who have gone before you. They have left their testimonies. Their treasure. Even their blood. To remind you that this is an eternal race. A glorious race that you do not run alone. For the Lord is always with you.
Run Your Race.
About the Author:
Patricia PacJac Carroll~ I am a writer, Christian first, and blessed beyond my imagination. I live in the Dallas-Ft Worth area of Texas with my wonderful treasure of a husband, my spoiled dog, Jacs, and my awesome grown son, Josh. Did I say I was blessed? The PacJac is from my initials and my husbands. I wouldn’t be able to write if it weren’t for him.
I love adventure and the open road. The stories of the western era have always been a favorite of mine. I enjoy writing, and my goal is to write stories readers will enjoy.
Hope you are enjoying the series ~ Mail Order Brides of Hickory Stick. I’ll have a new series this year set in Montana – Solomon’s Valley ~ First book is The Feud.
My blogs http://patriciapacjaccarroll.blogspot.com/
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Psalm 26:7 That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.