WIN your Race!

WIN Your Race!

Winning the Race

Just like a runner in a race, how you start determines how you will finish.  If you set your goals with the mindset that you will reach them, you will achieve them.  If you begin with feasible goals and establish them on good ground, you will achieve them.

We can learn a lot about proper goal setting from runners.  They spend months working to perfect the right starting position.  Once they get it right, they continue to practice starting from that position.  They practice leaping from that position; they practice with a partner to prepare for race day; they practice carrying their baton and handing it to their partner, but most of all, they practice WINNING the race!

The way we set our goals determines how we will accomplish them.  We get halfway towards the goal just by setting ourselves in the right position to achieve it.  Setting ourselves in the right position means: surrounding ourselves with positive people; staying rooted in prayer so that we can receive God’s guidance and instruction (Psalm 32:8); spending time reading God’s word; staying away from negative influences and temptation; not entertaining negativity; revisiting our goals often (daily or weekly); keeping a visual of our goal (i.e. vision board); and staying committed to our goals (practicing winning the race like runners do).

Our goal begins in our mind; it is partially achieved once we set a plan to achieve it, and it becomes realized once we stay committed to the habit of achievement.

We are born winners.  The only things we have to do are act like it and remember that we are winners.

For whatever goal that is in your mind or heart, take time to set yourself up for victory. Make a plan.  Stay committed and don’t let anyone or anything get in your way.  Stick with it until you achieve it.  Run your race like the winner you were born to be.

Scripture: Then the Lord said to me, “Write my answer plainly on tablets, so that a runner can carry the correct message to others. (Habakkuk 2:2)

The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.  I will advise you and watch over you. (Psalm 32:8).




  • Roselyn
    March 20, 2014

    Your analogy of the runner is such a great and re relatable example. We need to be in constant state of readiness to run with the goal to cross the finish line. We are built to be conquerors and not a spirit of timidity. We ought to run away from the visible and invisible obstacles that hinder our goals and those that are not in line with God’s plan. What we have to do is always be ready run to God instead. Ephesians 6: 11 “Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil”. As we work on the physical part of our goals, his word and prayer are the tools that is needed, through which we can obtain divine favor on the steps we have to take to win and become winners for God!!! Thanks Erika !

    • ErikaTheEncourager
      March 23, 2014

      “We are built to be conquerors and not a spirit of timidity”! Amen! You can say that again!

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