Don’t Compare

Most all of my life, I have heard that you should never compare yourself to some else.  Though I do not believe I do, one day this wise instruction hit me.  You see, we live in a culture where everyone can show what, when, how and why they do things. Social media highlights those that are famous and most people copycat it. 

One day I was reading an article about a family member of the Royal family and how they keep in shape.  There was this picture of them running on the beach in their skimpy bathing suit with toned legs, no belly and exceptional shape.  I read this and laughed saying, “Really, that’s all you have to do all day.”  Saying to myself, I bet if you …. Then listed everything I have to do in the week – you wouldn’t look like that!!  At that moment, I heard the sweet Holy Spirit say, “Run your race!”  I know what this meant.   In the Olympics, runners are supposed to stay in their assigned lanes.  If they deviate from their lane, they are disqualified.  I have never seen an Olympic runner run looking behind them and besides them.  They look forward at the finish line and go!  We are to run the race God has assigned to us. We are to do what He has called us to do.  As Christians, we are to run our race with passion and diligence.  If you stay in your lane -running hard while fighting hard – you will not have time to look side to side.  That is what we are to do!  Hebrews 12:1b-2a says And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.

I encourage you today. Run your race.  Run with passion for Christ.  Run with determination.