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 Jeremiah 1:7 But the Lord said to me “Do not say, ‘I am a youth’ For you shall go to all to whom I send you.” 

The excitement of winning something you worked so hard for can be a feeling that is indescribable. When I won my first 100m race I carried the joy of that victory for a long time. In my final year in high school, I was invited to race at a sports day and I came unprepared to a 300m race. Being the oldest in the team, I felt a sense of pride looking on to my opponents who were years younger than me. There were only 3 competing, so I knew this race was mine.


When they fired the gun I had an amazing start, way ahead from my competition. It was all going great until my legs began to grow tiresome after 100 meters. Slowly, my opponents were running by me at the bend and I could see my supposed victory run away from me.  I finished last place and beat myself up about it ever since.


“So the last shall be first, and the first last…” (Matt 20:16)


Could it be that we sometimes get ahead of ourselves in our Christian walk? We become so proud of our knowledge in God that we don’t feel the need to learn anymore and prepare for the reality of life. It is then that we separate the true Christians from those who recount the amazing things they did in the past, but cannot put forward today.  Preparation for life, and ultimately His return, will take time and effort. Let us not sit on our pretence, but rather move forward before others get to our crown.


Key note:
Prepare for the race of life.


Lord, please help me die to self daily and prepare for Your soon coming every day.


Sharon Mensah

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