Run your race.

Social media has made it a lot easier to tell a story and paint a picture of what we want others to believe. Unfortunately as a result, it has also become very easy to unintentionally compare ones self to the life and journies of others.

…don’t live life comparing your journey to others because you are uniquely you. 

When you begin to compare yourself to people, it distracts your focus and robs you of your energy that could easily be invested in other aspects of your life. You are you. Because you are you: your journey will be different, your path will be different, and your race will be different. Surely you will get to the finish line, but you cannot and will not get there if you don’t redirect your focus and invest your energy into running your own race.

As a former track athlete, one of the key lessons I learned and one of the things that helped me earn first place in all my 400M dash race was: balance and pace. Winning a long distance race requires personalized strategy because if you run too fast you burnout quickly and risk losing. Likewise, if you run too slowly you risk losing. It was all about finding balance, the right pace, and strategy that worked best for me.

At the beginning of the race we all started at the same level, but what happened in between the start and finish line varied for all individuals. During those years, I had observed that some would start slow while others started fast: the runners that ran fast didn’t always come first and those that ran slow didn’t always come last. Same applies to the journey of life:

…find your balance, find you pace, and remain focused without letting the runner behind or ahead of you distract you and deter you from getting to the finish line.

Run your race at your own pace, and stay true to your own race. If at anytime you feel the need to slow down or speed up; you can change that because you alone have the will power (by the grace of God) to change the course of your journey.

 

#thesunshinethagain!

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19 responses to “Run your race.”

  1. Very true I have blogged about comparison also social media aids in the issue that it can create in a person

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    1. Glad you find it so! Thank you.

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  2. Cyn – this really touched my heart (& mind & spirit) today. Thank you!! ✨💜✨

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    1. Makes me happy to hear so! I’m glad it did. My pleasure !! ! 💚

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  3. Such an interesting and relevant post in this current time! Great read

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  4. So encouraging, thank you

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    1. I’m glad to know. Thank you!

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  5. God’s Warrior shared your post with me and I am glad that she did. I enjoyed this post and look forward to following your blog for more.

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    1. My heart is filled with joy!
      Thank you!

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  6. Excellent post, Cyn. I think that in this day and age where technology places a big part in a person’s view of who they are and the type of race they run; it is imperative that we regain our focus and run our race. We may try and run someone else’s race but we aren’t prepared for the challenges that that particular person will face.

    However, if we learn to run our own race and continue to jump over the hurdles and find a balance within ourselves; we would be better people for it. God didn’t design Eve with the same personality and skillset as Adam, He made them different because they could only run their race; not each other.

    And it’s the same today, We all have a race to run. The question is: Are you willing to run your race despite not knowing what lies ahead and put your trust and faith in God; the One who orchestrated the race for your benefit?

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    1. I love this! Thank you for sharing!
      You propose a very important question!
      The beautiful thing about running a race orchestrated by God is that He is always by our side. He will never leave nor forsake us, and will always be there to see us through when the race gets tough.

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  7. First blog ive read on your site. Im inlove!

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      1. Welcome 😊

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  8. Inspiring. Great article. That photo really drew me in!

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    1. Thank you ! Glad you find it inspiring!

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