On your mark… get set… go!!!
It takes faith to start a race… to commit to a 50-yard dash, a marathon or anything in between. It takes faith to trust that your lungs will function, your heart will keep beating and your legs will carry you through to the finish line. It takes faith!
Trust in the LORD and do good;
It takes faith to stay in the race, to not look to the left or the right, to keep your eyes on the prize and keep going. It takes faith to leap over the next hurdle, to not dwell on the last one and to focus on your goal regardless of who may be behind you, next to you or ahead of you! It takes faith to stay calm and steadfast in the midst of the race. It takes faith!
…dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
It takes faith to enjoy the race, to be grateful for the ability to run, even in the midst of the pain, sweat and toil. And it takes faith to trust your Coach’s instructions as His words echo through your racing mind. It takes faith to remember that running for His team was initially your decision, and that this is the race you sincerely desire and choose to run. It takes faith!
Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
It takes faith to persevere when the race gets harder, the pain gets greater or the competition taunts you. It takes faith to endure and trust that your Coach’s wisdom and instruction will never let you down, and that if you do everything He has trained you to do, you will be the best runner you can possibly be…even better because of Him! It takes faith!
Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:
It takes faith to cross the finish line, and know that whether you have stumbled, fallen and injured yourself or others…your Coach will be there cheering you on. It takes faith to know that after you have trusted Him and given it your all, the best prize you can ever receive is yet to come! Because, regardless of what you or others may think of your race, there is a “Well done!” from the best Coach in the Universe waiting for you! Why? Because He ran before you, He ran with you, He ran behind you! It takes faith!
He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.
Yes, it takes faith…to start, commit, stay focused, enjoy, be grateful, trust, persevere, endure and to finish. Would we want it any other way!?! Sometimes, we would all most likely say “Yes, it would be nice to see the outcome!” But when we reach that finish line, we will say “Nope! I’m glad I didn’t know!” because the One holding our trophy will make all things clear to us the minute we see His face! So for now dear friends stay in the race and never ever give up no matter what! And as you do, remember…
It takes faith!
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