D A I L Y R E A D I N G
D A I L Y D E V O
(Part 1 of 2) No daughter of God should have to wake filled with uncertainty about whether she is wasting her life on empty pursuits. We can return to the words found in Hebrews 12:1-2 to find out exactly what we’re called to do each day:
“…let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (NASB)
We’ve been called to run the race that’s already been “set before us,” keeping our sights set on the One who faithfully finished His race. The precise race is a little different for each one at different times of life. For some, it’s school. For others, it’s full-time ministry. For still others, it’s being a wife and stay-at-home mother or working in a career that provides for her family. It’s possible to face any one of those callings unfaithfully. It’s possible to slack off on our obedience, and to walk around in circles instead of running steadily forward–but it’s also possible to choose not to rebel against your God-given calling. God has placed a unique combination of responsibilities and calling before each one of us–but our need to respond in obedience to that calling is what unites us. Choose not to waste any more of your precious days wondering if the race that begins right at your toes is the right one or not–walk faithfully along the way, look towards Jesus, and your race’s “right-ness” for the person God made you to be should be ever more apparent. May you wake each day, confident that God will provide all you need to continue running the race He’s set in front of you.