Life Is A Race-( In Christ)
Life Is A Race
Ordained of God
For all to pass
No matter your colour
Nation, language or class.
The Race starts at New Birth
When you’re Born Again
Before then you were dead in sin
Separated, alienated from God.
You begin the race as a new born babe
Needing the milk of the Word to grow.
You grow from ‘babyhood’ to ‘childhood’
To ‘adolescence,’ ‘teenager’ to ‘adulthood’ .
Each stage is a phase in this race of life.
There’s preparation required for each stage.
The strength of your foundations is vital.
It determines how far and high you can go.
Some sleep and slip by the way side, fall
And never get up. Others also fall but get up
and dust off and keep going.
In this Race of Life, you need good focus.
Distractions will come, and they’re many.
You must run with patience looking at Jesus,
Who began your race and will finish it.
The good work He began in you,
He will complete. No need to worry or be afraid.
In this Race of life, you need mentors-
Those gone ahead that you can emulate.
You must move from milk to meat,
Study to show yourself approved.
You must pray without ceasing,
Growing your faith through hearing the Word.
Discipline and pay the price
Carry your cross to get the prize,
You’re in this race right now
Do well all you know how.
Run well with patience
Run well with endurance
Fix your eyes on Jesus
Never despise the cross
Never shirk from your cross
Set your eyes on the crown ahead
Press on to finish, well ahead, the head.
Striving for a Crown
24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.
25 And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.
26 Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air.
27 But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.
Heb 12:1, 1Cor 9:24-27
Hebrews 12: The Race of Faith
1 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,
2looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Heb 12:1-2