You Are In the Lead
by Rick McFarland
“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” —Hebrews 12:1
In the New Testament, our Christian life is seen as a race. You might feel like you are in a race every day with the hectic schedule you have!
In natural races, you are always running against others. There might just be a few or there might be many, such as in a marathon. It is important to know that in your spiritual life there is only ONE person running the racecourse you are on, and that is you. You are running a unique course, designed just for you! No one is running the exact course you are.
Many look around at others, and seeing that they seem to be running better than them, it makes them want to quit or stop running. There are some that have stopped and are just sitting down, crying in self-pity.
I want to speak some words to you from your heavenly Father: GET UP! You are in the lead! There is no one ahead of you and no one behind! Get up and finish your race, child of God!
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith,” (2 Tim. 4:7).
The last thing you need to know is how you win your race. Since you are the only one on your racecourse, you win by FINISHING it. Do not give up, and never quit because you are in the lead, and you will win if you just finish!
Jesus is waiting on just the other side of the finish line to hug you and tell you, "Well done my child!"