I found myself at the beach early one Sunday morning and there happened to be a race going on. Some people were moving fast, others slow and some even alternated their pace. Regardless of their speed, I noticed one thing with them all. They were focused on their own race individually and not the race as a whole.
See, there comes a point in your life where you stop becoming focused on the speed that it takes you or others to reach a destination. Where instead of focusing on how quick it takes to get there, you’re more focused on just getting there. Whether you had to run fast as you could or even crawled across the finish line, it just became important that you made it. For you have grown to know that time and chance happens to them all.
What does that mean? You grew to know that no matter how fast or slow someone ran along the race of life, there would be a set moment for that person to shine. A set moment for that person to get elevated. It doesn’t happen to some people, but to us all. So until that moment comes for you, continue to run your race at the speed that works best for you.
“I returned and saw under the sun that— The race is not to the swift, Nor the battle to the strong, Nor bread to the wise, Nor riches to men of understanding, Nor favor to men of skill; But time and chance happen to them all.”
Ecclesiastes 9:11 NKJV
“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,”
Hebrews 12:1 NKJV
Reflection Question(s): We invite you to discuss below.
As you run the race of life, what are those things that distract you from going at it in your own pace? How can you rid yourself of those distractions?