Have You Begun Your Race?
By Prophetess Samonia Whisonant
2 Timothy 4:7
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
Many of us quote this scripture to indicate that we have come to a battle or storm. But the Lord said many of my people are quoting this and haven’t even begun the race. Like so many people we like to think we have started something and really we haven’t. I’m not saying that we haven’t been through battles; most of us have been through plenty. But what he was satisfied in was that along with the battles he accomplished his personal destiny God had laid out for him. The question that many of us face, is have we begun the road to our destiny before we are ready to say we have finished the race. Has the race ever started, and if it did where are you in the race? What lap are you on, or have you stopped in the middle of the track watching others pass you by?
God’s purpose is for us to finish what he created for us to do, but most of the time we get tired and weary from all of life’s troubles. We look at what other people have accomplished, and get upset because we feel we are nowhere near our goals. When Father gives us a mandate it’s for us to start it, and He will walk along beside of us to help get it done. I know it may require some very hard work on our part, but nothing is worth having unless we put some sweat and faith in it. So this message is to encourage you to begin the race before you say you have finished it!