If you’ve ever watched a relay race, like in the Olympics, you know the baton exchange is critically important. It is an action relay teams practice over and over to have just the right hand-off so the baton doesn’t fall. It takes being in the right place at the right time.
It takes staying in the your lane.
Here’s the thing though: aren’t we often looking at someone else’s lane and thinking they’re going faster than us? You know that feeling…you’re in traffic and your lane is stopped but somehow that other lane is moving faster. Then you move over and now your new lane (previously moving) is slow. Oh wait. Is that just me? 🤣
It’s easy to be distracted by someone else’s race and miss God’s direction (or baton handoff). Or to take an exit He didn’t intend for us to take because we were so darn distracted by that excitement just off the exit ramp (anyone else picturing @southoftheborder on I-95 south?)
I purposely highlight these sections of Hebrews 12 for us to remind us all to run OUR own races. The race set before you is not the same as the one set before me. To run it with endurance (because the Hustle with Heart journey requires great endurance). And to remind us where to focus: on Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith.
I can’t wait for you to hear my podcast guest @jessicahottle @livingfreelivinghealthy next Monday, because she says, “It’s time to patiently run your race of grace towards freedom in spirit, soul, and body, as you partake in the journey of undoing and becoming who you are in Christ!”
I completely agree! Tag a friend that needs this reminder today 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻