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