Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. – Hebrews 12:1-3 (NIV)
Do you find yourself completely consumed by the hardships that you are experiencing? Perhaps you are so fixated on merely surviving this season, to the point that you are beginning to doubt your purpose for existence. Doubt may have even started to cultivate a breeding ground that you wish you had never tread upon. Perhaps you have taken on a “why does it even matter” mentality. That mentality may have even resulted in you making some really poor choices which has only perpetuated your situation and solidified your feelings of doubt.
Nevertheless, the enemy wants nothing more than for you to get so distracted by what you are going through to the point that you will eventually abandon the calling that God has placed on your life. This experience can be likened to the show “Wipe Out” whereas, as the participants are making their through the course, they are constantly bombarded with obstacles in an effort to slow them down or totally knock them out of the race. Hence, it is imperative that you take time to step aside from your issue at hand. Take in a deep breath of fresh air…allow the love of the Lord to fall afresh on you. Jesus is ready, willing and able to renew your perspective; the struggles of this life are only temporary but the fulfillment of our calling has eternal implications.
With His help you can get back on track and resume with great fervor. It is imperative that you remember that your life is chock-full of purpose. You are God’s gift to the world to resolve a problem in this very day and age. Hence, as God looked onto the problems that would take place in this day and age, He formed your being in such a way that you and only you are perfectly equipped to solve. As you live from a posture of believing that you serve a BIG God who is in the miracle business, it will free you up to look at your circumstances, not with dread and hopelessness, but with excitement to see how He will make a grand entrance onto the scene and work things out for your good and His glory.
Lord, I am so excited about my unique purpose! Thank You for the opportunity to be birthed at such a time as this to carry out a divine assignment. I thank You that You have already overcome every obstacle that the enemy puts in my path. With Your guidance, I will get back on track and finish this race that You have marked out for me.