Running Your Race by Rikah Thomas
Imagine the athlete resting the night before the big race, anticipation breeding excitement. All the training, practice, daily sacrifice leading to this moment. A big moment to accomplish a lifelong dream of winning a medal, or at least try.
Imagine the artist standing before a blank canvas, getting the feel of the paint squeezed onto the palette, and taking in the space available wondering what to bring to life!
Imagine the musician, melodies and harmonies floating through their mind, as they sit to create the next masterpiece in song.
Creative people dream of accomplishing things bigger than us. It’s who we are. We want to finish what we start, or at least start what we desire to finish. But how do we run our race to victory, or even know which race is ours to run? In the Bible (Numbers 13), God’s people were told to go in and possess the land that God was giving them, thus taking ground, taking their ground. Running their race. Some saw the obstacles and felt it impossible, even overwhelmingly fearful, while others saw the blessing and wanted to move forward in faith and courage.
How does this apply to our writing assignments? How do we know what God has for us? How can we be certain of the right race at the right time, prior to putting time, resources, and energy into it? How can we know if our creative dreams and goals for writing books, movies, plays, songs, or doing art, line up with God’s will for us sharing the stories within us?
Let’s look at three ways we can run our race to victory in our writing and creative assignments.
All things are possible with God! So may you proceed with clarity, strategy, and focus as you run your creative race, crossing the finish line with joy and celebration when your God-given story and message have life to inspire others. Happy creating!
“Inspiring hearts and minds through words and art.”
I love using words to paint pictures. I love using paint to speak words of art. - Rikah