• Toyosi Osinowo

Run your race with Thanksgiving


It is the first day of what I call the month of Thanksgiving. This year has had its ups and downs and there are some goals that I still haven't achieved but what I now know about the race of life, has made it easier for me to be patient, trusting and above all, thankful in the process. This begins with understanding one thing: our races in life are DIFFERENT. Where I'm coming from is not where you are coming from.  So where I'm going is not where you are headed to.

I used to run track in my early years.  All my competitors and I started the race at the same point,  so we all had the same destination.  Ironically, the race of life does not function in that manner.  Our stories do not have the same beginning or factors surrounding them, so we are not meant to take the same route to get to our God-ordained destination. Everyone's journey is different.  Yet, we seem to constantly compare notes and compete with one another. Have you ever wondered why? The reason is simple: The enemy wants to distract us from running our race and getting to our finish line. He wants to clutter that one lane that was meant for just one person with many people so that most folks will not make it down the line.  

"COMPETITION IS A DISTRACTION FROM YOUR GOD-ORDAINED CALLING. "

Don't fall for it. 

No matter where you are in life, be thankful and just focus on your race.  Do not allow yourself to get caught up in another person's journey and begin to compare.  The year is coming to an end.  You may not have gotten as far as you thought you would,  but you are still standing so keep moving while you give thanks

You may not be soaring, but you are still flying

You may not be flying, but you are still running

You may not be running, but you are still walking.

You may not be walking, but you are still crawling. 

You may not be crawling, but you are still BREATHING.

SO GIVE THANKS.

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God."

~Phillipians 4:6

#thankful #givethanks

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