The winner of the race is not sitting down on the sidelines, they are not hidden from view, they are not asleep, they are not complaining because the race is so difficult, but they’re actively running. And the people watching know they are running. They are the leader of the pack. And they are being highlighted to show others how to run their race successfully, how to run through and past that finish line to victory.
Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified. 1 Corinthians 9:24-27.
What is the victory that you are needing? For many of you it is physical healing. Then you need to learn how to activate your faith and run your race all the way through the finish line—the manifestation of that healing and beyond.
You need to stay focused on the goal, and not be sidetracked from the voices of the doubters sitting on the sidelines encouraging you to fail. Yes, in the Christian world there are those that have aligned themselves with the team of doubting Thomas. Don’t listen to them.
You ran well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth? This persuasion does not come from Him who calls you. A little leaven leavens the whole lump. I have confidence in you, in the Lord, that you will have no other mind; but he who troubles you shall bear his judgment, whoever he is. Galatians 5:7-10.
There are also other evil spectators, demons, and they come in the form of lying spirits whispering lies of doubt, unbelief and failure. They will even dress themselves as angels of light and disguise their voices and tell you they are a messenger sent by God and declare evil lies such as, “God sent me to tell you, He is not going to heal you. Instead He is going to take you home now.” This is a lie, to stop you from completing your race, because you have all these spectators watching you to find out if what you’ve been saying, “According to Isaiah 53:5, I am already healed in the name of Jesus.” Why the lies? To destroy your witness, and those that have been supporting you, and many others too.
Surely He has borne our griefs
And carried our sorrows;
Yet we esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten by God, and afflicted.
But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:4-5.
You be faithful and complete your race. And your race is not finished until the manifestation takes place, and then there is a time of rejoicing. But it doesn’t end there, you need to run past that finish line and start to testify of God’s glorious manifestation in your life and lead others to His glory as well.
Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that I may rejoice in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain or labored in vain. Philippians 2:14-16.
So the next time you start to feel discouraged in your race, stir up that gift of faith within you and remind yourself that this race is not just all about you, but you have many spectators—good and bad that need your witness of a faithful God that loves them and not only is able to heal, but desires them to receive their healing by faith.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7.
© 2018 Author Becky Dvorak–Healing and Miracles International, All rights reserved.