“Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us” ~Hebrews 12:1b

I’m in training to run life’s race with perseverance and I hope to finish strong. But, which race am I running? The race marked out for me.

That means there is a road I should take to reach my destination. A path marked by the course official. Discovering that route can be a challenge and we’ll save that topic for another day.

But, for today, I’m recognizing that my race is different than yours. And that’s okay. Instead of looking at your path, I need to concentrate on my own. Comparing courses doesn’t help because the path isn’t as important as the destination. We’re headed in the same direction but covering different terrain along the way.

My path is unique for me and I accept that issues like chronic fatigue syndrome, my daughter’s Cornelia de Lange syndrome, and my son’s asthma are parts of my race. I’ve learned so much from those experiences.

There are different challenges in the race marked out for you. And, to be completely honest, I’m thankful I haven’t had to face some of them. I’ve got more than enough to keep me busy with my own race.

What about you? Have you accepted your race or are you wishing for another’s? Do you know the course?

The Race Marked Out
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