Born to Blog:”Life is Not a 3-legged Race”

Have you ever seen one of those races in which two people try to run together while having one leg tied to the partner?  That’s an awkward and ineffective way to run a race!  It’s funny game, but we cannot live our lives that way.  Marriage, family ties and other close relationships are 4-legged races, in which two people choose to run together in the same direction.  We limit ourselves by thinking that we cannot move forward because of our link to someone else or because of our lack of a relationship. If we are looking straight ahead at the Lord, then we will not be moved by the other person’s pace, the other person’s race or even by the lack of a person running alongside of us.  If we put our trust in God, He will not allow a relationship nor the lack of a relationship to keep us from our destiny.  As Christians, we are required to keep our eyes on Jesus and to run the path that He has set before each one of us, no matter how closely we are bonded or want to be bonded to another person. We cannot use a relationship or a lack of one — not even a marriage — as an excuse for being unable to finish our race.  “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; …” (Heb 12:1-2 KJV).  Surrender your life to God, and He will give you the desires of your heart.  He will not allow your foot to be moved (Psalm 121:3).   If you do this, you may find someone running next to you who will bless and not hinder your race.

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