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“If we only run the races we know we’ll win, it’s no race at all.”

A thought by Maria Goff (2017-03-07) from her book, Love Lives Here: Finding What You Need in a World Telling You What You Want (Kindle Location 1878). B&H Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)

But it is so tempting to not start, isn’t it? 

Maria says, “Paul had some advice for his friends. He reminded them that Jesus would finish the good things they were doing. But we need to start it for Him to finish it. If we only run the races we know we’ll win, it’s no race at all.”

She goes on, “What’s your big dream? What’s your beautiful ambition? Stop waiting. Put the lists away. Take it out of the spin cycle. Will it work? Who knows. We won’t know how the race will turn out until we finish it, not before. God doesn’t handicap us like horses at a race either. Don’t look at who else is running the race; stay in your lane and keep your eyes on the finish line. Winning doesn’t mean crossing the finish line in front of everyone else; it’s being constantly ready to run in the direction of Jesus. If we’re doing it correctly, this will always take us to the poor, the weak, and the helpless.”

She then says, “To ‘go’ simply means to live. Are you ready? Are you finished spending all your time merely getting set? Then go!”


So, what is your dream?

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