And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us
Each one of us comes loaded with potential. Our potential is directly linked to the race that God has marked out for us in advance. That race was the reason for which we were created. We don’t choose it, but we do discover it. Discovering your set race and running it, will be the most important and most exciting occupation of your life.
Have you ever stopped to consider what your husband or wife’s set race might be? What about your kids, or your friends?
When you look at the people God has placed in your life, don’t just see who they are today, see who they can become. In your mind’s eye, see them ending their race, maximized and fulfilled. See them in the light of who they are determined to be, and then do all you can to help them get there.
Don’t demand that your spouse remains the same. Don’t try and hold them back from becoming better, build an expectation within yourself that they will change, and don’t attack their personal progression.
If it is making you feel left behind, because they are reading journals on the latest research in their field and you are still playing video games in your spare time, do something about it to make sure that you both grow and appreciate as people at the same rate.
Your greatest joy in your marriage, with your friends and with your children, will be to help them grow into the fullness of their destiny. Decide, “They are going to flourish, and I am going to be a major part of the reason why!”
Believe God for the ability to provide an environment in which they can thrive. Recognize that even for the health of your relationship together, you having an attitude that change is vital and to be welcomed, will bring far greater happiness to you both than your attempts to control them out of a sense of threat.
Are you ready to become a trigger of destiny in someone else’s life? Start today!
Pray and decide
Heavenly Father, Thank you that you are the One who holds our lives in the palm of your hand. Thank you for my unique destiny, which is awesome, and for the massive potential in those around me. Today I let go of the need to control my friends and loved ones and I release them to the race that you have set before them.
Today I make a decision to be everything they need me to be to achieve their best in life. I commit to supporting them and I set my expectation that they will grow and change. Thank you for the grace to be generous and insightful concerning each one of them. Thank you for making my own life beautiful as I sow into them. Thank you, Lord!