Proverbs 4:25 – Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.”
Proverbs 4:26 – “Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.”
Proverbs 4:27 – “Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.”
One of the most challenging problems in running our Christian race is those running next to us and those in the stands. Horses wear blinders when racing because it helps them focus and avoid distractions.
Here are a few key tips in running your best for Christ:
1) Keep focused on your own lane. God has given you certain responsibilities. Do your best! Be thankful for the way God has made you and the path He has you on.
3) Don’t get sidetracked by others next to you. Make sure you are daily wearing your blinders and reading the word of God. The devil has a way of alluring our attention off of the race set before us and getting us to look at other things. What we focus on expands, and eventually our feet follow our focus. Keep looking unto Jesus – the finish line.
4) Run to win. The reason we let go of the weights and sins that easily beset is so that we can run the full distance. It’s too hard to run with all the fleshly weights on us all the time. Drop the weights (Heb 12:1-3) through confession (1 John 1:9) and be renewed with extra strength.
1 Corinthians 9:24 – “Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.”