Today, I looked at a familiar text. I have been thinking about the text. We all have a race to run. Sadly, we are not always in full stride and focused on the finish line. We spend so much time looking in the other lanes.... Let me say this and hope that someone grabs this nugget. Let’s focus on our own races. So many of us think that if we are looking better than the next guy, that we are doing great. No, no, no…. God is not going to measure us on how we compared to others. He is going to judge us on our own merits. Check it out.. The race aint over. You may have won yesterday but today is a new day and the race continues. No time for slacking or rubber necking. Are you running or are you still basking in yesterday’s news? Sulking over the conditions of the race? The prize of the high calling is yet before us. No time to pose for pictures…No time to faint. Keep pressing. If you stumbled, PRESS ON… Fallen.. PRESS ON… Lost a little ground and got tired… PRESS ON! I am so grateful for the strides made but I still have a race to run so I am shifting my focus towards the source of my help. I may not like the conditions of the current race but I still plan on running. Not trying to delay things. I AM RUNNING!  Do you hear me Forrest?! I have no excuses for my failures and no reason to quit. Powered by the spirit of the living GOD! Committed to see this race all the way through.. Are you?

Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14