Nothing seems to happen. Distractions from every angle. Technology overwhelming you in emails, text messages, Facebook and Twitter postings. Television taking over the airwaves. People constantly pulling you into their dilemmas. Distractions quickly becoming hindrances.
See, when you begin stepping out in faith; things quickly start piling up against you. Every step you take, three more things pull you away. People want your attention. Everything seems like an emergency and all of a sudden, you’re the only person that can take care of the situation. You get pulled in all directions; becoming overwhelmed and distracted from running your own race.
When runners prepare, they must diligently prep from every angle. They focus their attention on eating right and practicing continuously. They don’t worry about the people in the stands or the runners around them, they focus on the their ultimate goal…The Finish Line!
In Hebrews 12:1-2, we are told to“…strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (burdens) and sin which so readily clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us. Looking away to Jesus [and from all that will distract], Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith and is also its Finisher.”
So, what is holding you back? The devil loves to come up with a thousand ways to keep you full of distractions; keeping you from fulfilling your God-given destiny. He doesn’t want you to succeed.
There is no question we all need supernatural help in running our race. The best thing we can do is focus on Jesus. Ask Him to start plucking out the weeds that are choking you. Ask Him to help you see what is holding you back AND be willing to let go of anything that is hindering you from your race.
For when you become diligent and persistent in keeping Him first, all things will begin to stabilize. You’ll start making incredible progress. Things will happen quicker with much less effort on your part. You’ll get much more accomplished in a shorter period of time. HE IS THE AUTHOR AND FINISHER! SUCCESS IS YOURS and YOUR BEST DAYS ARE JUST AHEAD! KEEP RUNNING YOUR RACE…the FINISH LINE IS IN YOUR SIGHT!