Happy Sunday y’all. It’s the last Sunday in the month of October. Gradually, we come to the end of 2016. When was it that we were shouting ‘Happy new year?’ It feels like yesterday. We need to understand that time waits for no one and the heavenly race is still on. The race to heaven is still on. We need to understand that life is a race and we need to run so we make heaven.
Ever heard the song ‘on your mark, get set, let us go. Heavenly race, I no go tire…’ Ever wondered why some people don’t run fast or are far off behind? It’s because they have a lot of things holding them down. Pride. Anger. Hatred. You name them. We need to understand that we can’t move forward if we don’t let go of the things of yesterday. Everything we hold in our heart weighs us down, it slows us down. It makes the race longer and harder. We need to drop all the things weighing us down. We need to let them go.
While running this race, we need to run it patiently while looking onto JESUS. The bible makes us to understand that Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith. We need to look onto him for everything. We also need to understand that in this race, we will be persecuted for God’s sake and that should be an honour. Whatever you are doing in this race, so far as GOD is commending you and man is condemning you, DO THAT.
As we go through this week, let us come to the realisation that we are in a race and we need God to help us because we can’t do it on our own. Let us go out and shine brighter than a diamond and live an exemplary life.
Do have a look at Hebrews 12: 1-13.