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God has a unique life course for you to run. If you’re always looking at other people while you’re running, you’re going to end up trying to run their race, or you’re going to get tripped up, or you’re going to listen to people in the stands—and you'll miss out on God’s race for you to run.
Do something great with your life for Jesus’ sake. Don’t live a life of mediocrity. Don’t drift through life. Don’t just exist. Make the decision that you’re going to follow hard after Christ. That will determine your destiny not just on earth, but also for all eternity.
God is never in a hurry. God can do things immediately, and sometimes he does. But he is working on a much larger agenda than our timeframe. The delays that come into our lives do not destroy God's purposes. Rather, they fulfill God's purposes.
Don’t start drifting through life. Don't throw away those values and relationships that you know are important. Don't throw away your relationship with God, or going to church, or being a part of your small group, or reading your Bible. Don't drift. Don't discard. Don't despair.