This is Part 2 of 3 in a series by Maina Mwaura. Read Part 1 here.
This past February I had the privilege to research my ancestral background. I found that in my family line I had many people that had done great things. As I was going over the documents it hit me that on both sides of my mother and father’s family line there were no ministers. Although many people in my family had done many great things I was a little disappointed. In fact, I was greatly disappointed that I had no one to look up to in my family line that had done what I am doing. In Hebrews chapter 11:38-40,
38 the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, living in caves and in holes in the ground.
39 These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, 40 since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.
Jesus makes it very clear that even when we don’t have others to look up to that there is a cloud of witnesses who have gone before us and is looking for us to complete the race. If you are in this race and wondering if Jesus has given you what you need let me assure you in 3 simple ways that God has given you more than enough
- You have been given more than enough because our power and influence does not come from the world it comes from God.
- You have been given more than enough because Jesus has been there with you all along. If you and I didn’t have what it takes God would have never had chosen us.
- You have been given more than enough because He trusts us to finish His race so that others can receive their price.
Don’t lose heart you have been given more than enough to finish the race so not only finish but finish well!