Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Have you ever felt pressured to keep up with someone else? We are all called and graced to run our own race. God knew what it would take for us as individuals to complete the destiny and purpose that He placed inside of us. No two of us are alike.
I often marvel at the pressure we place on ourselves to compete with the race or journey of another person. That is an impossible goal to fulfill. There is an individual mark and prize that we are designed to gravitate towards. Your prize is for your own race. God has graced you to complete your own course.
Energy and focus are like currency. You have to spend them on what matters. Knowing what God has called you to do is what matters most. It may not be a seemingly “important” assignment, but it is important to God. Run your own race at your pace. Spend your currency pressing toward your own mark. God has anointed you to succeed. If you have found yourself, weary or burnt out, I pray that God would put some zeal back into your heart.
I decree renewed strength for your journey, and a fresh measure of grace to run your race.
The response to Pastor House’s Introduction to his latest Message Series entitled ‘Nailed to the Cross’ has been amazing. Thousands were blessed on Resurrection Sunday and he’s just getting started. Wednesday Night, Pastor Clinton House ministered powerfully on Betrayal in a heartfelt message that was life-changing. The altar was full with souls being healed and set free from past hurts! Join us this Sunday as Pastor House continues this awesome series with Message #3: Redemption!
45 And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord. Luke 1:45
12 Then said the Lord unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it. Jeremiah 1:12
11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. Isaiah 55:11
What does it look like when God performs his word? The word performance here actually means a completing, perfecting, fulfillment or accomplishment. When God is watching over His Word to perform it, means that He not only speaks that Word but follows it through until the manifestation.
It’s almost like a vessel leaving its port with a destination in mind. The two sure things are the place of launch and the place of landing. What however, is unpredictable is what can happen on the journey. Often when we receive a Word or a promise from God, initially we are excited and full of faith about that Word. However the journey of that Word to manifestation often rattles our faith. I believe we don’t usually doubt God, but often second guess whether or not we heard it correctly. Did God really mean this Word for me?
I am assured of one thing God will go to great lengths to “watch over” His Word. It’s more than a fulfillment, it’s a performance. He will fight fear, doubt, and the enemies that try to devour that promise from growing inside of us.
What has God spoken to you? What promises has He put inside of your heart? I would like to challenge your faith to keep rehearsing those things. God is not only the source behind those promises, but He is the power in front of them. He will watch over, and carry that Word from its launching point to its destination.
Take God at His Word.
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