Stay In Your Lane
Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2
The next couple of weeks I want to look at this passage and unpack what the author is telling us for today. To fully understand the twelfth chapter you first have to look at chapter eleven.
Chapter eleven is what has been called the faith chapter because it gives us a description of what faith is and let’s us know that faith pleases God. Within the chapter the writer lists Old Testament instances of people that used their faith.
What I want to focus on in this post is that each one of them had a different faith race to run. Each had to have faith to do what God was calling them to do but their race was different.
Some examples are Abel’s offering, Enoch who walked with God and Noah who built an ark before it even rained. Abraham who left his land for a land to be determined by God and Moses who refused to be called the son of Pharaoh but rather suffered with the children of Israel .
As you can see each one had their own race of faith to run which was unique to them. God is such a big and all powerful God but is personal in how He calls us to the race of faith.
What each of us need to do in order to stay on course is to pay attention to our lane and stay focused on Jesus. What I mean is focus on your race what has God called you to do? If you are not aware ask God what He wants you to do, He’ll tell you.
Talk to your closest friends, your pastor and look at what your strengths and desires are. Friends know you what your strengths are and weaknesses they can help you find these out. What are your gifts, realize that gifts can be raw and you might need to develop them.
In conclusion, find out what your lane is then focus on staying in it. Don’t look at others or try to keep consulting others but focus on your race of faith.