The Lord has prepared you to run your race!

“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

Years ago, I put on my shoes and headed to the front door. I was going for a jog around my neighborhood. It wasn’t just any jog; it was the one you take after having recovered from surgery. The air felt like it was welcoming me back. I had been away, having a baby and healing from a c-section. I had been immersed in motherhood and making our new house into a home. I had been holding my daughter and going up and down the stairs checking on my children.

My body needed this run, and so I began to run, pacing myself and controlling my breathing. I didn’t expect too much because I knew I hadn’t run in so long. When I got halfway around the neighborhood, my brain told me I was tired, and I should stop, but I continued to push forward. I tuned out the thoughts in my head telling me to quit, and I kept running, telling myself if I made it this far, I could make it even farther. And I did. I finished.

As I approached my house, the Lord began to teach me as He always does through ordinary life experiences. I didn’t think I could make it halfway around the block, but what I didn’t know was God had been preparing me the whole time. While carrying my daughter for months, He was strengthening my arms. And every time I ventured up and down the stairs, He was building the muscles in my legs. I was simply living my life, and He was preparing me to run my race without quitting.

I prophesy to you right now: You will run and not get weary. You will walk and will not faint. With every experience, both good and bad, God has been preparing you all along to run your race without quitting. You will mount up with wings like an eagle, and you will soar! You are being strengthened as you live your life. When your mind tells you to quit, you will say, “No, I’m going to keep going. If I made it this far, I could go even farther. I’m going to finish my race.” And you will by the grace of God.

23 thoughts on “The Lord has prepared you to run your race!”

  1. Dear Heavenly Father, I thank you for giving me this day. I am going to win this race with your Grace and Mercy!!!

    1. Dear God,
      I have been waiting and I will continue to wait because I trust you and I know you will make a way! I’m Jesus name amen!

  2. Father God in the name of Jesus and the grace of God I will finish the race I’m trusting in your word and your will and the name of Jesus Christ I do pray in the name Jesus Glory to God thank you Father God For all of your help though the good in the bad I praise you the thought it all Amen 🙏🏾 🙌🏾 ❤

  3. Dear Lord help me to wait! Help me to trust in my God who has been so patient, so kind , so giving , and has shown me an abundance of Grace!! May I bring Glory to you name ! May I become someone who has emptied himself so I could be totally sold out for You Lord Jesus! You have carried me so far , so long , through every storm , May I begin to carry your people who need to be touched by your unfailing Love! Use me how you see me being used to build the kingdom of heaven here on earth! Take me by my arms and pull me where you want me to go!!! Jesus in your name let freedom begin AMEN!

  4. My God! You don’t know how much I needed this confirmation! What a word! This brought me to tears! This was the encouragement I needed to finish the project that will have an impact on the world… God bless you for your obedience! Amen! Amen!

  5. Father God, something as simple as misplacing my glasses. I found them after I kept looking. You keep on keeping me and by faith I shall run this race set before me, because You who have begun a good work in me will finish it. Thank you Lord for helping me to keep on trying, I know it’s You. In Jesus Name Amen

  6. This prophetic devotional is powerful. It addresses how I been feeling/thinking. I am encouraged to move on and stand as I run this race in the strength of the Lord. Glory to the Lord. Blessings, Shalom and Agape.🙏🏽❤🙏🏽❤🙏🏽

  7. God please help me run this race called life because, I’ve been feeling like quitting. Please help me not give up in JESUS name I pray Amen. 🙏🙏🙏

  8. Thank you Jesus for the encouragement today to keep pressing forward! I am weak and weary right now but I know you will give me the strength to keep going😘😘😘 I love you very much

  9. 🙌🙌🙌🙌
    Dear Lord, thank You by Your Holy Spirit. You have been preparing, leading and guiding me with encouraging me with these devotionals daily. God is so “Faithful!” He will bring completion as we trust His plan.

  10. I so luv these devotions. They speak to my life, like right now, I so glad to be apart of this, I thank God for theses confirmations this is so where I at right now.

  11. My God!!! My Dearest Kesha,

    My prayer this morning was to soar. Nobody but Jehovah- Jireh could have done this.

  12. Thank you for your Word! I needed to be reminded of that word. Yesterday I wanted to give up. Today, I’m determined to run this race knowing that God has equipped me.

  13. THANK YOU LORD for Reminding Me that In Your Eyes, You see the Finished Product and If You say that I will Run and Finish this Race …. THEN SO BE IT UNTO YOU, IT IS FINISHED ❣️

  14. Thank you Lord for giving me the strength to run the race that you have set before me . Lord help me to keep my eyes on you & trust in your promises. Help me Lord to know your will, to be in your will & to do your will. In Jesus Holy name I pray. Amen

  15. Ok this prophecy sounds great. Very good news. I’ma keep on keeping on. All we can do is keep on keeping on, to be honest. Praying helps get thru when feel distressed altho can be horrible feelings. I am lucky blessed I am slowly getting better but by but after decades suffering. Cuz new medicines (mood stabilizer, anti psychotic and anti anxiety: lamictal, laduda and pregabalin. Has changed my life praise God in the name of Jesus. Prayers n reading Bible helping. Never give up keep going. Repeatedly cry out n be persistent asking seeking and knocking.

  16. Just this morning I was ready to give up ! Asking God to put me to sleep like he did my husband 6months ago! My body pain and grief plus needing financial help was burning me out ! I know and have faith in my father in heaven! I know that Jesus is my lord and savior , but I gave up not being able to get out of bed ! So depressed could not move my body ! I texted my daughter and granddaughter that I could no longer live ! I felt just that ! All morning I cried out for God to just put me to sleep! Could not even make a cup of coffee that I love each morning! I all of a sudden could not see my way ! A voice spoke after I had slept off and on to turn the tv on , my favorite song was on joy comes in the morning ! After praying again and listened by to prayer and meditation psalm 27 I gradually begun to feel that I wanted t get up! My granddaughter was texting me to get up it is not the end of the world ! I said d for you maybe but mine ended when my husband died suddenly 6 months ago! I felt s sick but God whispered in my ear , you are not sick you need to sleep and rest ! I had not been sleeping or hardly eating and I got very weak sick !! Praise Hod I asked for eagles wings as my pastor had prayed for me the night before ! Praise the lord for this word sister , did not see it earlier but it is worth my reading it now !! Hallelujah to the precious lamb of God !! I got up today in his name ! My precious ggdaughters are spending the night I feel so much love !! God is awesome! He allowed me to cry and feel what I felt but did not put me to sleep ! God is almighty !! My light and my salvation !

    1. I’m so happy that you were able to get up and God sent some support for you. There is a Young Lady on YouTube who also lost her husband recently and she advocates for grieving widows. Her name is “Love, Brandi”. Maybe you could listen to her story and it just might help you get through some of your toughest days ❣️

  17. AMEN. I receive this prophetic word. Thank you Father for strengthening my faith and my physical body. Thank you for carrying me every step of the way. Thank you for preserving my body, and my renewing my youth. I will not rush you, but wait on you. You are a good and perfect GOD and therefore your timing is good and perfect ✨ 👌 😌

  18. I saved this devotional and see it again on december 7 now by “accident” ! Thank you Lord Jesus for let me read this again today! It is just Your time for me now! I WILL NOT QUIT!!!! You make me go on with my life as you gave it to me! Praying almost 40 years for my husband to be saved! Your Will be done in his live and in the lives of my children and other family! I lay your precious Blood on them! Amen amen! I love you Holy Spirit ! You work in me and my loved ones! 🙏🙏🙏🌈🌈🌈

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