I have been blessed to meet Naomi through her blog, and would like to welcome her as a guest post.
Always running. My mom tells me that since I was a girl I have woken up everyday ready to go 100 miles an hour. Focused. Driven. Feeling the need to accomplish. To move forward. To run through each day.
Success from the world’s point of view is based on how much we accomplish. Vast accomplishments bring praise and accolade. It makes us feel good. People look on us with admiration.
This focused inner drive carried over to my Christian life as well. After all we are told to run the race set before us. With my natural eyes I saw this race as that of works: how much I could accomplish in the church, how much witnessing I had done, how much I had read the Bible, or any other good work I had accomplished. But is this what Scripture meant in Hebrews 12:1?
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,(NIV)
I want to run my race and run well.
It reminds me of my years of jogging and cross country races. I was never good; never the fastest. I just ran for the fun of it. I am not an award winning runner. But I run, not giving up.
Reflecting on my Christian race I don’t think God cares about the speed, or our accomplishments. He cares about our faithfulness and our fellowship with Him.
Run to Jesus not parallel to Him
Run to Him not for Him
To Him for strength
To Him for grace
To Him for direction
Desperate for Him. Running.
To Him for the peace my heart so desperately needs
To Him to hear His voice calm my anxious thoughts
To Him for all that I need
Run to Jesus.
Is not this the epitome of our Christian race? Running to Jesus.
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