“So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created he them.” (Genesis 1:27)
God created you with a specific purpose in mind. Your steps are ordered by God Himself. He uniquely crafted you to reflect His Glory in the Earth, to display His majesty everywhere the sole of your feet shall tread. You are His carefully crafted creation. You are made in His image. Every gift, talent and ability that’s in you was deposited into you by God, The Creator Himself. Your gifts are a facet and reflection of God. Think about it, the Creator of the entire Universe, all of Heaven and Earth, shaped every one of your gifts, personality traits, abilities and talents to glorify and reflect Him! You are truly His workmanship and no one can take you away from Him. So run your own course, at the pace of your faith. Don’t compare your life or race to others. Don’t be distracted by the highs and lows of life. Don’t look to the right or left. He uniquely designed you for this time and this season. You are truly His, so execute like it – in every part and season of your life.
You are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” (Psalms 139:14)
Your race was authored by God. Your path was carved out by His Word. Your Destiny was spoken by and out of God’s mouth. You are His creative work. When God created you, He breathed His Spirit into your body and gave you purpose. Your being and the very footprint of your life all are used to glorify Him and to lift Him up. Your creation is God’s signature. You are stamped by God to leave your imprint upon this Earth as a demonstration and testament of God’s power. Your very breath belongs to and is given by God. Your race and path was not meant to drain you – the race that God designed was meant to strengthen you, develop you and not to destroy you. You are His precious Treasure. So run your race with diligence. Trust God.
Don’t Look To Your Right, Or To Your Left
“I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.” (Ecclesiastes 9:11)
Look to God for instruction, insight and direction. Focus on what Christ has commanded you to do and follow His Plan for your life. God does not give or declare destiny missteps. He is perfect and all of His ways are perfect. If you seek Him God will give clarity and will guide your path – if you allow Him. If you listen to the Voice of God and follow His Word, He will lead your path.
Who’s voice are your listening to? Are you listening to the opinions of others or are you heeding to what God has spoken and declared over your life? When you choose to follow God’s Voice, you’ll run with patience, diligence and integrity trusting God that He will lead your path. God has not forgotten about you. He wants to make your path successful. Trust Him in every season.
Run Your Race With Patience. Diligence Wins Wars
“He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.” (Proverbs 10:4)
When you run with diligence, God will produce lasting results through the work of your hands. Satan wishes to sift you as wheat (Luke 22:31) and to distract you from building and running. Keep building. Stay focused and keep running. Stay on the course that God has assigned to you. Run your race. Run on your destiny created designated path that God has prepared for you. On God’s path, there is assigned grace and favor. He will turn the hearts of kings and processes turning them in your favor. What path are you choosing to run on? Are you looking to people for validation? Or are you looking to submit to God allowing Him to guide your path? When you compare your God prepared-path to the path of others, you begin to covet what God has prepared for others instead of honoring Him for what He has prepared for you.
Press Toward The Mark
“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:14)
When God has Called you, there is a prepared path that He wants you to follow. You cannot create and artificially manufacture your own self derived path and expect to get Godly results. When you follow God’s Word, He will direct your path. When you are in Christ, He will lead your every step. Running without Christ, you are bound to shipwreck. Christ is with you and He is for you. Your Destiny is shaped by His Word. When you follow His Word He will order your steps, causing you to flourish and prosper. The gifts that He’s placed in you will flourish when you stay on the Path that He’s prepared. Stay focused.
“For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside Thee, what He hath prepared for him that waiteth for Him.” (Isaiah 64:4 )
For God has a prepared plan for you. No man can match the path that God has in store for you! No man can perceive what God has uniquely created and prepared for you. You are in His hands. Your path is uniquely created and designed by Him. What God has put together and orchestrated, no man can pluck it out of His hands. Your life belongs to Him and no one can take you away. Seek Him and He will lead your path.
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)