ARE YOU RUNNING THE RIGHT RACE?

DAY 113 OF 365 IN 2021

Acts 9:6 Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”

In football, as manager, you should really not allow your emotions to dictate your selection choices and substitutions for a game, not that this is always the case. There have been many instances when a substitute has had to be substituted a short while into the game with the manager citing an interesting reason “he was not doing what he had to do”.

We read today about Saul’s journey to Damascus to arrest any who belonged to the way, a journey during which he encounters Jesus and received this instruction ‘go into the city, and you will be told what you must do’.

These words caught my attention because it suggested that all Saul had been doing till that moment, had nothing to do with what he should have been doing. Simply put, he was on a parallel course with God’s intention for him, although headed in the opposite direction. Therefore, there had to be reorientation of paths to bring him into collision with Jesus, and to begin on the path on which he ought to be treading.

This may sound extreme, but it is very easy to miss the mark and head off in a direction that misaligns with the purposes of God for us. Travel further along on a bearing only a degree off the expected and one will find themselves significantly way off their intended destination. Beloved, let’s not think we know what to do until we have aligned with what we should be doing according to the blueprint of God. Otherwise, we will end up running a race that wasn’t ours to run.

#sly

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