I’ll run the race   3 comments

Tell yourself:I’ll run the race!
The christian journey is an enduring one; you!ll really need to endure.you’ll suffer persecution,rejection: i mean if they can persecute our lord Jesus Christ and the prophets of old,of a surety you’ll be persecuted,rejected,hungered etc.
the call Christ has called us into is not a bread and butter one as many do say- they think things will go on smoothly.little wonder they cant stand the test and trials of faith.
you’ll suffer persecution from men- your pals will say all sorts of things,your unbelieving parents will reject you but,if we suffer and die with the lord’we shall live with the lord.if we die with the lord,we shall reign with him!
we should however not be oblivious of the fact that that the race to heaven is a race we run with all our might because,right from the days of john the baptist,the kingdom suffereth violence and the violent takes it by force.
we take away everything that may want to serve as hindrance on our way,we pull aside every sinful treasure and whatever sinful gain this world has to offer to face the cross.
The christian race is an INDIVIDUAL RACE: Romans 14: 12 for everyone shall give account of himself to God.you don’t do things because others are doing it rather because God said.you don’t compare yourself with unbelieving christian rather you do what the bible says.
it is a RACE ALL BELIEVERS MUST RUN, 1cor 9:24,
A RACE THAT REQUIRES PATIENCE, Hebrews 12:1,
RACE OF TOTAL SUBMISSION TO GOD,
RACE OF WALKING STEP BY STEP WITH THE SAVIOR,
IT’S A RACE FOR THE REDEEMED OF THE LORD
A RACE THAT PUT TO TEST YOUR STAND AND BACKBONE IN THE LORD.
The christian race can be likened to the secular race –
(1) HURDLES-in this wise,the hurdles are humiliation,hunger,hurt,shame,sufferings,denial, all are to make us loose focus of the crown ahead,
(2) SACK RACE-it requires agility.there are times you’ll fall but you must quickly rise so as not to loose the crown
(3) BICYCLE RACE- you have to pedal fast,through the mountains,valleys and deserts.
Having known what the christian race is all about,to run through and come out victorious,we  need: perseverance,courage,consistence,to be prayerful,to be self denial 1cor 9:24a,to be watchful and finally,make the bible our closest companion.
conclusion: my brothers,sisters in the lord,will you run the race?
aren’t you getting tired and your strength going down?
will you endure the hardship,the rejection,the shame and reproach?
Remember,the race is not for the swift nor the strong but for them that with all patience and perseverance work out their race with faith and trembling…..

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Posted October 6, 2013 by GOCLAP in daily living

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