Daily Devotional
Are You Willing to Run?

“…and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us”

Hebrews 12:1

Ponder This

God has a plan for my life, and He has a plan for yours. It’s an individualized plan. Do you know it yet? More importantly, are you willing to do it?

If so, you need three things: discipline, direction, and determination.

The old King James says “run with patience” in Hebrews 12:1, but that’s not the best wording, for the word then did not mean “patience” as we think of it today. Instead, it meant endurance.

Are you up for this? Are you willing to develop endurance so you can run the race God has for your life? Are you on the racetrack? Listen, you're burning daylight if you're wandering around out there on the infield. You're wasting time if you're up there sitting in the grandstands. Time is short! And doesn't care whether you’re nine or ninety, man or woman, rich or poor, God has a course for you. He has a race He wants you to run and the Bible says you’re to run the race that is set before you.

Practice This

Have you ever taken time to get alone with God about this? I’ve said before, God does business with people who mean business. Take out a blank sheet of paper. It represents your life from this day on. Say, “God, You fill it in. Whatever Your will is, I'll do it.” And sign your name at the bottom. The will of God—nothing more, nothing less, nothing else, nothing but!


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