Good Morning Beautiful,
I just want to give God thanks this morning because yesterday God opened my eyes to see that I am where he wants me to be, and I am doing want He wants me to do. Too often we let the opinions of others affect our better judgment or put us in this mode where we feel we have to compete, but in all actuality, there is no competition because you are running your race in the lane that God picked for you!
So this morning I’m telling you to keep running! Don’t look to your left nor your right, but look straight ahead. This season of your life was meant for you and only you.
I like to tell myself that “I don’t compete, I collaborate.” My mission is never to create challenges but to create shared experiences that promote growth. So if you have people that never want to see the good in you or people who are threatened by you solely because you are doing what God has called you to do( or maybe you don’t know why you pose as a threat to them), then I encourage you to rejoice and praise God right now because God never said it would be easy. Still, He did promise us victory when it’s all said and done.
Fix your crown this morning and hold your head up high because God has a word for you this morning (see below).
So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn’t hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn’t gladly and freely do for us? And who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God’s chosen? Who would dare even to point a finger? The One who died for us—who was raised to life for us!—is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture: They kill us in cold blood because they hate you. We’re sitting ducks; they pick us off one by one. None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.Romans 8:31-39 MSG
You are stronger than you know! Those words that you have been holding on to by others let those chains fall this morning, so you are no longer weighed down in this race. God has something special for you. Keep holding on because, alongside your blessing, there is a testimony waiting to be shared.
Digging deeper discussion questions
- Be someone who collaborates. How can you be a friend to someone else in this season of your life?
- We all know that words hurt, so be someone who doesn’t hurt others with words but uplift and be kind to one another.