I remember vividly the day I was called to the starting blocks by the Coach. I can still see the vision, feel the nudge in my soul and slight tap on the shoulder.
Don’t get me wrong – we are all called to run the race if we believe in Christ. Before that day, I had been running a race (if that’s what you want to call it). It wasn’t a very focused and intentional race, but none-the-less there was a path I was jogging along.
But that day when the Coach tapped me He said, “This race is for you. Let’s go!”
I remember being so passionate about this thing called “the race” all the sudden. I took off running before my high heels were laced up. Mercy, I had no idea this “race” would have hurdles!
Come on, the Coach should have known I wasn’t a runner. Don’t like running, nope not me! And of course, HELLO Coach- I don’t do hurdles. But Coach just said “run.”
The first thing I knew I needed was a team. God put a couple of incredible mentors in my life who were passionate about running “the race” too. We began meeting and it was so refreshing to talk about our hearts desires, passions and call. They knew and understood where I was coming from. They loved my new found passion, because they were passionate too. Those gals and a few others have become my accountability partners.
I thank God for that team daily. What I’ve learned over the years is most people don’t understand passion. You can’t fake it, buy it or borrow it. You either have it or you don’t!
97 % of people will try to limit you in the pursuit of your dreams, purpose or call.
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I’m looking forward to tomorrow. It’s a planned meeting with my “running” team. Some call them accountability partners, some say purpose partners; however, I’d prefer to call them passion partners! OK – not really that sounds a little dorky! Ya think?
Tomorrow I hope to get a shot in the arm laced with their encouragement and a swift kick in the b-u-t-t by the gals who are nudging me forward. I want to be able to say . . .
I have brought You glory on earth by completing the work (race) You called me to do. John 17:4
It’s an amazing race!
Do you remember when the Coach called you to the starting blocks?