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Run Your Race

Today is Super Tuesday and I want to talk to you about running your race.

There are a lot of politicians that are running their race, and they’re running a race against their competitors, wanting to get elected. A lot of politicians out there are clamoring for your your vote, and yes voting is important.

Jesus said, “Render to Caesar what is Caesar’s but render to God what is God’s.”
God comes first in our life and as Christians we give to Cesar – to our government. We pay taxes. We in America are blessed because we have the opportunity to chose and elect our leaders, so it is important for all of us as Christians to get out there and vote are godly values.

Elections have huge consequences. Will you make sure that you do your part to let your voice be heard?

Plato said, “One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.”

There are consequences to not getting involved in politics. There are moral and spiritual issues that are at stake in every election, so get out there if you haven’t already voted, and vote your godly values. There are no perfect candidates but I know there are candidates out there that share the same values as we as Christians share, such as the sanctity of human life, the sacredness of marriage, and religious freedoms. These are important issues that we can let our voice be heard about.

Now let’s talk about your race… You have a race to run. I have a race to to run. And just like this fall, someone: either Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, or Marco Rubio is going to win the presidency. They’re running to win their race.

We are in a race. The Apostle Paul said in 1st Corinthians 9:24, “Every competitor runs, but only one wins the prize.” He goes on to say that we should run with our mind fixed on winning the prize.

We’ve got to be on track and we’ve got to look to the finish line, and we have to run with intention.

What race are you running?
I want to be the wind at your back today that you’re in a race and your race is important. We need to keep running and we need to run to win the prize.

What’s the price for you?
Is it getting your degree? Becoming the top salesperson for this month, or this quarter, or this year? What does winning look like to you? Winning in your business, winning in your marriage? If you’re not married yet, when do you want to be married?

What does it mean to win in your marriage?

That means you have intimacy, you have compassion, you have love and harmony and you have unity. You have a connection of sharing with one another serving one another. Winning in marriage means that you stay in love.

One of the most important ways that you and I can win and the writer of Hebrews says this before look into Jesus who’s the author and finisher of our faith so Paul price of theology of winning he make no apologies for wanting to win win the right way when with integrity. Win without cheating.

God wants you to win he wants you to win the race are you’re running. You must identify the prize and then you must run to win that prize.

I hope for all of us when it comes to running to win that we are looking to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith and we’re looking to the prize God has for us, which ultimately is to be in heaven, to see Jesus face to face, and receive a crown.

Until we get there, you’ve got to run your race today with a winning attitude.

You’re God’s Best!
Carl Toti

 

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