MESS Isaiah 40:28 Don’t you know anything? Haven’t you been listening? God doesn’t come and go. God lasts. He’s creator of all you can see or imagine. He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath. And he knows everything, inside and out. 29 He energizes those who get tired, gives fresh strength to dropouts.
30 For even young people tire and drop out, young folk in their prime stumble and fall. 31But those who wait upon god get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles, they run and don’t get tired, they walk and don’t lag behind.
WE MISS OUT ON WHAT GOD HAS FOR US BECAUSE WE GET WEARY. (Gal 6) WE STOP RUNNING
NAS Heb 12:1Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of god. 3 for consider him who has endured such hostility by sinners against himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
MESS 3 When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. that will shoot adrenaline into your souls!
PSALM 37:4 “Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.”
5 Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He will do it.
23 The steps of a man are established by the Lord; and he delights in his way
ONE MORE THING THAT WILL HINDER YOU IN YOUR RACE IS PRIDE!
NLT James 4:7 So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw close to god, and god will draw close to you.
10 When you bow down before the Lord and admit your dependence on him, he will lift you up and give you honor.
4 POINTS TO RUN YOUR RACE
- WISDOM – NLT Prov 4:12 If you live a life guided by wisdom, you won’t limp or stumble as you run.
PASSION 12 Your progress will have no limits when you come along with me, and you will never stumble as you walk along the way.
PSALM 119:32 I SHALL RUN THE WAY OF YOUR COMMANDMENTS,
FOR YOU WILL ENLARGE MY HEART.
1Pet 2:8 And the scriptures also say, “he is the stone that makes people stumble, the rock that will make them fall.” they stumble because they do not listen to god’s word or obey it, and so they meet the fate that has been planned for them.
NAS Psa 119:165 those who love thy law have great peace, and nothing causes them to stumble.
- FAITH – YOU CAN’T EVER GET AWAY FROM IT.
3 X’S IN NT… THE RIGHTEOUS SHALL LIVE BY THEIR FAITH!
2 Cor 5:7
YOU ARE ALWAYS GOING TO HAVE SOMETHING AHEAD OF YOU THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE!
- YOU HAVE TO STAY FOCUSED
Amp Matt. 6:22 The eye is the lamp of the body. So if your eye is sound, your entire body will be full of light. 23 But if your eye is unsound, your whole body will be full of darkness.
WHERE THERE IS NO VISION PEOPLE PERISH
4. HAVE SOME FORCE
YOU HAVE TO HAVE MOVEMENT!
FAITH WITHOUT ACTION IS DEAD!
FOUR LEAPERS 2 Kings 7
Luke 17 – TEN LEAPERS