“God didn’t call me to run someone else’s race. He called me to run the race that He laid out before me.” (Journey Magazine).
This is YOUR race…YOURS!…assigned to you! Let (allow) God to perfect you continually and use you constantly. Let Him strengthen you each moment…ever remembering that He wouldn’t have given it to you unless He first cut you out and prepared…(continuously prepares) you for your painful, beautiful, generation-changing role!
He knew the mistakes you would make, the sins you would commit, the blind-spots/walls you would have. Think about those words. Blind spots/walls. You yourself cannot see them to even know they need to be destroyed. They keep.coming.up. Then there are the walls/blind spots of those you love or can hardly stand anymore. The ones you are forced to deal with every day, if not in person, in your head. But…
This is YOUR Race…YOURS!
God-given. God-infused. God-sustained.
He cries every tear with you and walks every moment with you…every painful step…every mile. He laughs along side you…I mean really laughs with you!
You will sense Him…know Him, only if…IF…you will choose to hear, press forward in His strength, wisdom, power and yes…even moments of joy, grace and hope that only He can give!
Jump out of this race to another? What will you do to THIS assignment…this generational-changing mission? This life mission, given to you by God, is not just for the other one(s) in your life. It is for you. Perfecting you. Weaving in you the character that God desires so that your joy will be fuller. So that your peace, your understanding/contentment will be greater in all things.
This…is not just the role in which you are “stuck”.
You aren’t “stuck”. You have been given the gift of this…THIS assignment.
Take the assignment! No! I mean really…TAKE IT. With everything in you, live it out. Live it out in the way you would for someone who gave His life for you…because He did. Live it out as though your very existence depended on it…because it does. Live it out as though you knew it could give your children what they need to weed out the chains that bind them…
Deuteronomy 30:6 (NIV)
6 The LORD your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live.
Ezekiel 36:26 (NIV)
26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
Zephaniah 3:17 17 The LORD your God is with you. He is mighty to save. He will take reat delight in you. He will quiet you with His love.