(1) If you're a flier: If you're being blessed by God and experiencing success beyond your natural abilities, enjoy it. But always remember, your ability to fly comes from God- not you. Forget that, and down you'll go.
(2) If you're a runner: Thank God you're still in the race. Don't compare yourself with highfliers or you'll get discouraged, and don't compare yourself with walkers or you'll become proud. Just keep running and your time will come. Paul says, " I don't run this race aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air; I run the race to win the prize.' (2 Cor 9:24-27). (Hebrews 12:1-2 states: " Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us....) The truth is, everybody has a race to run! Take some time to read other Scriptures that talk about running.
(3) If you're a walker: Keep putting one foot in front of the other. Some days pain, and discouragement and fatique make it impossible to fly high or run; all you can do is walk without fainting, and even that's hard. No problem; give yourself permission to be where you are. Walking counts with God. When it's the best you can do- it's enough.
I have had days when I felt I was flying! Blessings were all around me. God's favor was showing up on the left and on the right. I knew that there was nothing good that I had done to obtain them, so I did what all Christians are suppose to do; I thanked and gave glory to God. There have also been days that I was off and running. Running to obtain the prize for which Christ the Anointed one was calling me upward to receive. I wasn't going to let anyone steal what rightfully belonged to me. I staked my claim, decreed and declared it in the name of Jesus!. I did my own thing, not looking to be like anyone in particular. I stepped out of the box and started ministries that were in my spirit. I networked with other leaders and faithfully served humbly under their leadership. I believe that if you are faithful in another man/woman's work, then God will trust you with your own. "Your gift will make room for you."
There are days like yesterday, when all I can do is get up in the morning and put one foot literally in front of the other; and walk it out.There are days when I have to walk out my sorrow, walk out my anger, walk out my loneliness, walk out my pride, walk out some fear every now and then, walk out whatever is trying to bind and bring down my spirit. The great thing is that I am still walking. I am too stubborn to give up now! I am closer to the goal than I was last week, last month, last year! It gives me hope when I read in the book of Isiah that even the youth had difficulty keeping up."Even the youth shall utterly fall, But they that wait on the Lord, shall renew their strength"... There are days when the elders are outrunning the youth. The reason for that is because, the Christian race is not a sprint, it's a marathon. Those that endure to the end will get the prize.
I don't have to worry who is ahead of me, I just have to stay in my own lane. When I do, I know that I won't get run over and I won't be disqualified. Whether I fly, run, or walk, I will get to the promised land. My "Father" has already rolled out the red carpet for me. All I want to hear when I get to the end of my race is: "I fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith".....(2 Timothy 4:7).
Have you determined which one you are? I believe that you will find that you are all three,at different times and during different seasons of your life.Be Belessed.
Please, "Don't Forget To Say Your Prayers!