I was watching one of the long distance runs in the Olympics yesterday and I noticed one of the runners began all the way in the back. As the run went on, almost everyone was ahead of him. Some of the runners started out really fast but not him. He stayed consistent and he paced himself. Gradually, he moved up closer and closer to the front and to my surprise, he took the lead and won! The person who started out last, finished first.
Have you ever been there? The last one to find a job. The last one to get married. The last one to get a car. The last one to start a family. It seems like everyone is winning but you.
However, no matter your position, you’re purposely placed on God’s path for your life. According to Hebrews 12:1 we should run with endurance the race that is set before us. Like this runner, we can pace ourselves. We don’t have to run in a rush. Yes, some people may pass us up but that’s their path.
If we endure on our path, gradually God will move us closer and closer to the front. And in the end, with God we always win! Don’t let where you are now determine where you’ll be later because as the saying goes, “It’s not where you start. It’s where you finish.”