What do you feel the Lord calling you to do? Where is your passion? What are your interests? How can you glorify Him in those? This is your lane. The friends God has blessed you with will cheer you on. They will run alongside you, pick you up when you trip, and bring you water when you’re parched.
When we look around at what others are doing, we increase our chances of tripping. When following our God given purpose, remember that rejection is imminent, obstacles are par for the course, and distractions will come out of nowhere. We aren’t supposed to run our race like others, run it like God wants you to. Our yesses and nos should be formulated around our whys.
Why are you doing what you’re doing? Then adjust, avert course, or run with all your might. Run like you’re running for the Lord.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as though you were working for the Lord and not for people. Remember that the Lord will give you as a reward what he has kept for his people. For Christ is the real Master you serve. Colossians 3:23-24 (GNT)
Eyes on your lane, following the passion given to you by God, is running in His will for your life. People pleasing and comparing can slow us down. It can stop us completely, if we let it. But, if we ask our Father in heaven what He wants for our lives and sense His “Go, I AM with you.” Run. Run like there’s no tomorrow. Only then, will we feel the peace, exhilaration, and excitement of a life lived in adventure with Him. Life with Him is surely an adventure. He is quite the Master Guide in this safari we call life.
I am here to urge you on when you’re exhausted, cheer you on when you succeed, and hug your neck in the defeats. Only with failure can we succeed. Getting and staying honest with God and our motives will direct our hearts towards His lane for our lives. And, we all have a lane He wants us in.
“If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
When God changes your life, gives you a testimony, reveals your gift, and gives you a purpose. Run. Run your race. You never know the hearts you may touch along the way, so run. God is with you. At the blessed finish line, your gold medal will be the blessed words “Well done, good and faithful servant.”