Beloved, the key to winning a race is perseverance. Your pace matters. If you run too fast, you will burn out quickly. If you move too slow, your flame will fizzle out. Neither are My will for you. I want you to stay in perfect pace with Me to maximise your perseverance this year.
I invite you to take My hand and allow Me to centre you in My perfect will. Drink in My Spirit, and let it set your pace for each day. I may have you move fast for a time and then slow for a time. Either way, flow with Me every step of the way. This will allow Me to protect you from burn out, loss, and snares.
Trust Me, and I will see you to the end, cheering the loudest as you confidently cross the finish line.
Father, thank You for the reminder that You set the perfect pace for my race. Help me to always stay in step with You. Help me to not get ahead or lag behind You so I may be protected from burn out, loss, and snares. I trust in Your perfect timing and know You will see me through to the finish line. Thank-you for always being my number one fan, cheering me on every step of the way. May You be glorified in all I do. In Jesus’s name, amen.
Hebrews 12:1-2 (NIV)
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Galatians 5:25 (NIV)
Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.