Wednesday, October 12, 2016
We're Thoroughbreds in the Making
Each of us have our own assignment to fulfill and we were created, individually and uniquely, to run our OWN race.
We might think, "If I just had their good looks, or money, or their skills, or their talent -- I could be successful." Bottom line -- God's sovereign hand of blessing is on OUR lives -- for OUR personal, God-given assignments.
My granddaughter re-ignited my love for horses when she became an equestrian rider. Horses are such stately, graceful, beautiful creatures. I know God made them for specific reasons -- providing transportation, pulling heavy loads, devoted companions to their owners, but, when I hear about the ones (thoroughbreds) that have sold for over $14 million because of their racing abilities, I am amazed. Even horses were created on purpose by their Creator.
And, God created us as Thoroughbreds (bred from the best bloodline -- in His image and from His lineage). There's something to be said for Thoroughbreds. Thoroughbred horses are known for their agility, speed and spirit. When they run, they wear blinders to keep their eyes focused straight ahead with no distractions from the other horses. They run their own race.
That's what you and I have been created to do. No need to compare ourselves with others. We just need to run our own race with sheer focus, determination, agility, speed and spirit! Now let's giddy-up and RUN OUR RACE to the Finish Line!
"And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us." Hebrews 12:1
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It was just "puppy love" that brought my Honey and I together at the ages of 13 and 12. We eventually married at the "mature" ages of 18 and 17. And that's when our faith journey began. Over the years, we encountered many opportunities to stretch our faith, especially when our babies were very sick, when financial situations were out of control, and when our marriage relationship had some rocky periods.But we made it through those times by our strong faith and trust in God. But never was our faith more challenged, than when my 63 years "young" husband was diagnosed with Stage 4 Kidney Cancer. Fortunately, the 44 years of marriage and faith-building experiences, caused us to "weather the storm", and still remain in peace and strong in our faith. This "peace that passed understanding" compelled me to blog and share the principles that caused our faith to be unwavering and continues to give me the joys of living large! I'm still here, so I'm not done!. I pray you will grow in your faith as you, not only read the blogs, but apply the principles to your own life -- for the good times, and especially for those times that seem so overwhelming.