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Running the Race Isn't Pretty or Clean

God doesn't expect us to perform, but rather to partner with him.

“Running the race isn’t pretty or clean”


If this is for you, hear that. God does not expect you to never fail or mess up, even on the big decisions He doesn’t expect you to be sure/confident of every right decision (because many times we don’t know it’s right until we do it, unless He has spoken to you specifically about it). He can redirect and He doesn’t expect only successes from you, if that were true than where would your weakness be that requires His strength? What He does expect is for you to press in at the crossroads, look to Him for help, wait on Him, and not be paralyzed in fear of man, fear of failure, or fear of commitment.


Going forward, do not expect to run the race like the Nike models in commercials (hear me out): with perfect form, with makeup on, looking beautiful even with sweat and incredibly strong, looking sure of themselves as they run like the speed of light.


Running the race with Jesus looks like running at times great form and other times with a slouched back while you’re huffing and puffing for a breath. It looks like you having crazy, sweaty, humidity filled hair (any ladies relate?), and sometimes it looks like knowing when to take a “water break” with the Lord as others lap you.

God doesn’t give gold medals to those who finish first, he gives them to those who ran with Him for the whole race.


“Running the race isn’t pretty or clean”


God doesn’t give gold medals to those who finish first, he gives them to those who ran with Him for the whole race.


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