WHEN I SAY, “RUN YOUR RACE”, I mean keep your eyes fixed on the race He’s given you, not another’s race. I don’t have time to go pick apart and attack what others are doing, I have my own race to run. How does anyone have time for that?
When I say, “run your race”, I mean stay in your own lane; do your ministry as unto the Lord and not to man. You will not be judged on how well you did another’s ministry, but on your obedience to the ministry He’s given you. Are you multiplying the talents He has given you to steward? On that day, He will not ask you about anyone else, He will only ask about you. Are you doing what He has put in your hands to do? How then do you have time to watch someone else work in their field?
If you’re watching another plow it means your not plowing your own field and it will soon be overgrown with thorns. When I say, “run your race”, I mean you are only competing against yourself, bettering yourself, growing in grace and allowing the Spirit to mold and shape you to become more like Jesus. You are not there yet. We are all in the refining pot.
You are in competition with no one. How do you have time to point fingers at others? Don’t you have enough concern with working out your own salvation? Overcoming your own inconsistencies and flaws? How about taking the plank out of your own eye, you hypocrite! I have a daily battle against my flesh to overcome, a family to watch and pray for, and a church to take care of. I don’t have time to pick apart others. I am too busy plowing my own field.
By all means, “run your race” and help others get to the finish line, pick them up, dust them off, turn them from going the wrong way; you are your brother’s keeper. We are to love and care for the brethren. We live life together. Iron sharpens iron. But never push their face in the mud when they fall or set a trap for them to fall into. The trap you set for another, you will fall into yourself.
It’s one thing to expose darkness and false doctrine/teachers, but it’s quite another to seek for someone to fall. This is evil and wickedness. Be sure your sin will find you out. Remember this, one day you will stand exposed before the King of kings, the Searcher of all hearts and He will speak to you one of two things:“Well done good and faithful servant” or “Depart from Me you who work in iniquity”. “Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.” I Corinthians 10:12 “Let your eyes look right on [with fixed purpose], and let your gaze be straight before you. Consider well the path of YOUR feet, and let all your ways be established and ordered aright.” Proverbs 4:25-26 #runyourrace
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