Fresh Hope – 18th October 2016

Life is like a race.

It’s not necessarily about how fast you run, but it’s more about staying in the right lane in order to run with maximum effectiveness.

Crossing into a lane that is not yours means that you are trying to run in someone else’s shoes – something that you were not designed for.

Wanting to be someone else, or do what someone else does, is a common desire that is found in everyone’s life, yet being the very best at being totally you is the most effective way of living. Not only does it take away the pressure of trying to be someone else, it also allows you to flow naturally in what God has uniquely gifted you in.

‘Stay in your lane’ is the best advice you could receive, if you want to accomplish your God given dream and destiny; simply try someone else’s lane if you want to fail.

Yes, the grass does often seems greener on the other side, but remember…it still needs mowing.

One simple piece of wisdom that the Bible offers is this…’So be careful to do what the Lord your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left.’ (Deuteronomy 5:32).

Looking to the left and the right is the enemy of focus. How easy is it today to look around and lose sight of the most important thing that begs the question, ‘what has God commanded ME to do?’

If you’ve strayed off course, be determined today to do whatever it takes to get back on track.

By God’s grace, be the very best you today.

Hebrews 12:1-2 ‘…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 that was set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.’

Pastor Mark

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