We can be running the race of life and stumble over something. Instead of staying on the ground mourning the fall, we can simply stand up, refocus and start moving again.
We were made in the image of God. We were fashioned and designed for our specific call in life. God created us for an exciting life of overcoming adversity, helping others and impacting the planet for the Kingdom of God.
Even when we thought we could do life on our own, God knew we needed Him. He loved us before we ever loved Him. He sent that love to earth to live, die and rise for us. Now we can step into the finished work of Jesus Christ and receive the abundant supply of grace and the gift of righteousness that causes us to reign.
As we step into our destiny we can come boldly to the throne of grace in time of need and receive help daily. Free from rules and condemnation, we can be led by the Spirit of the Living God into His purpose for our life. As we abide in Jesus we will learn the unforced rhythms of grace and find momentum as we run the race with perseverance.
Hebrews 12:2-3 (MSG) - Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!