DON’T SWITCH LANES
(Stay In Your Own Race Track)
Don’t feel discouraged when you see others around you seemingly making more progress. Understand that the Lord has a unique plan for your life, different from that of anyone else.
To the Bible Hebrews 12:1-2
“…Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Do you know that you’re the only “you” God will ever have? He has never had and will never have anyone exactly like you. His plans and purposes for your life are very specific and unique. So, recognise your uniqueness, and take joy in what God does in your life.
Don’t compare yourself with others and think you’re failing, just because they seem to have achieved more. The fact that someone else is succeeding doesn’t mean you’re failing, so don’t let that distract you. Recognise that you’ve got your own track to run in, and you can only measure your progress by how much you’re walking in the will of God for your life.
God alone knows the purpose He’s called you to fulfill, so stay in your track and run your own race with your gaze firmly fixed on Jesus. Don’t try to be someone else or outdo others; let your drive be to outdo yourself and your past, and as you do this, your life will be free of struggles and full of rest, progress, and success.
Go Deeper 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, 2 Timothy 4:7
I’m set on the course that I must follow. I refuse to be distracted. I remain focused and I run my race with patience!
Meditate on these scriptures:
- Romans 8:28
- Romans 9:17