Run Your Race! Get Moving!

Penny Chenery, Secretariat’s owner, gives a great line in the movie. Right before the last race, the Triple Crown, she says “I’ve run my race. Now go out and run yours.”

And run He did, with such an excellence that He left them all behind, not just to win but to win big. He ran His race. And, it was a very long race. Unchallenged and strong, he did not look back or slow down but kept running because it was in his creative makeup to run. He was born for this race.

I watched this movie again yesterday. God often uses movies to speak into my life. He truly used this one. I cried at the end and I am not a big crier. In fact, at the end of the movie, my husband looked at me and asked, “Are YOU crying?” I was. It struck a deep chord in my life, a resonance connecting with heaven.

Jesus ran His race and now it’s time to run ours with passion, persistence and confidence to know that we are born into such a time as this.

Hebrews 12:1-3 (MSG) Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we’d better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. 2 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. 3 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!This beats in my heart. When God stirs passion with a word, I know it’s meant for others. I usually walk out the message that God is birthing in my life. 

Run your race. Run it strong. Run it focused. Run from a deep inner passion to know that you know, you are called to run. Run with excellence. Even as I am writing this today, I feel such an anointing of life and light on these words for those who will take them as their own, believe them and take action to see the manifestation in their own lives.

To those feeling ignored or disqualified. Run YOUR race.

To those ready but strapped down by past failures. Run YOUR race.

To those who think their best days are behind them. Run YOUR race.

This relates to many of you. It’s time to run.

Tap into that inner resolve that lives inside of you, Christ in you, the hope of glory. Tap into His grace and strength. Submit to His way, not your way. Believe that anything is possible in Christ…anything He calls us to do is already resident within us, our destiny and empowered by our faith in Him.

2017 – Run……….faith to see and believe in the possibilities that are in God in Christ AND the obedience to walk it out and risk being comfortable.

By the way, I am running this out with each one of you, too.


Living with Passion and Purpose in Christ,


I Will Guide You

Brian Simmons

While waiting quietly upon the Lord, I heard Him whisper…“I will guide you”

Image 3My ways of directing your life, my special one, are both unusual and specific. I have never once led you astray or brought you to a place unintended. Through many dangers, toils, and snares I have brought you safely through. Can you see My guidance? Can you discern My hand upon your shoulder? I have never left you alone. I will guide you, My child, for the rest of your days on earth.

When I lead you I strengthen you. My hand of power goes with you even into places you call “confusion.” When the skies grow dark and the light of understanding seems clouded to your eyes, I am there with power to bring you through the storm. You are never lost, beloved child, for I am near. I will guide you.

Leave the choice to Me and I will choose what is best for you. When you walk in faith, holding My hand, your steps will be ordered by My love for you. I am your Father, who knows always what is best, and will lead you into the confidence of My heart. Rest in quiet trust, I will guide you.

Open DoorThe path I have chosen for you will not make you weary and discouraged. Open your heart to the light of My love and you will find My ways are pleasant and My paths lead you to the brooks of bliss, the quiet streams of encounter.Though you may not see Me, trust in Me, O longing soul, trust in Me and I will never disappoint you. I will guide you, for we are joined as one.

Proverbs 4:10-12 The Passion Translation
“My sons, if you will take the time to stop and listen to me and embrace what I say, you will live a long and happy life full of understanding in every way. I have taken you by the hand in wisdom’s ways, pointing you to the path of integrity. Your progress will have no limits when you come along with me, and you will never stumble as you walk along the way.

IDebran Christ, Debra

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