Your Life is a Race

Why am I here?”  
“What is the purpose of my life?”   
“Why was I born into that family?”  

To answer these questions, you must first understand that God is the only one that has the answers, which are published publicly in His book- the Bible.

25 Now every athlete who [goes into training and] competes in the games is disciplinedandexercises self-control in all things. They do it to win a[a]crown that withers, but we [do it to receive] an imperishable [crown that cannot wither]. 26Therefore I do not run without a definite goal; I do not flail around like one beating the air [just shadow boxing].  27 But [like a boxer] I strictly discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached [the gospel] to others, I myself will not somehow be disqualified [as unfit for service].  1Corinthians 9:25-27


The best way to play a game and win is to understand the rules of the game. There are rules for this game called “Life”. From the get-go, God has a plan and a purpose for your life. A smart student of the Word will first discover the plan for his life, then set his or her heart to pursue the plan and win.

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To win in life, you need to understand the following:

  1. The plan for your life is thoughtfully mapped out by your creator, God. Take time to understand God’s true intention in creating you. God is madly in Love with you!
  2. Be determined to go into the game of life with strict training, your life is a race. Note however that the race is a marathon not a sprint, hence you need endurance, discipline and patience.
  3. The race isn’t based on how well or fast you start, but how well you run the race daily. It demands consistency. Be purposeful in all you do.
  4. Do not run the race of Life aimlessly, have a definite goal in mind. In all things you do, have an expectation in mind. Use your imagination positively to affect your outcome in all situations
  5. Lay aside the baggage when travelling on the journey of Life. Earnestly pursue a deep relationship with God. Travel light on this journey. Do not allow a faulty self-image to define you.

15 comments

  1. Nice to wake up to a warm and refreshing reminder that our future is already settled in the mind of God and our responsibility is to discover what that future is by digging deep into His word and growing our relationship with Him.

  2. What a beautiful message. I really like this idea of blogging.
    May the Good Lord continue to use you.

    1. Hello Sister Fola,

      Yes – The church is located at 3085 Lenworth Dr, Mississauga Ontario Canada L4X 3A2. Visit our website (www.houseofpraise.ca) for more details.

  3. Good day Pastor Tope,

    Thanks so much for this blog. I enjoyed reading it because it hits the nail on the head. I appreciate it.

    Thank you.

  4. I am so glad to be part of this treasure things. Thank you pastor Topsy for your love. Looking forward to read more of your messages.

  5. I am so appreciative of the time you’ve poured into opening up this avenue of contact. I have so missed your words of wisdom and although my move to the U.S pulled me from HOP, this blog along with the app has filled that void. I love and appreciate all that you do, thank you for allowing God to use you in such a mighty way!

  6. Well done, Pastor T. This is a little different, no doubt, but no less refreshing and inspiring. Thank you for your constant encouragement in the Word. May the good Lord reward your labour of love, ma. I am definitely subscribed.

    1. Well done Pastor Tope for this great avenue to continue enjoying the true word of God. I’m so glad I didn’t spam the mail when I first received it. I’m truly blessed to have been and still is part of HOP. Thank you, looking forward to reading more. God bless you ma.

  7. I am so proud of you ma. You are an embodiment of wisdom, and I admire you a lot. I am glad you are fulfilling your destiny and setting other women free from the bondage of their mind. I tap into your grace. Kings shall come to your rising, and God will continue to use you as a tool to bring His light and illuminate every dark areas in the lives of every woman around the globe. I just registered for the 2017 conference. I am flying down from a different province and I know I won’t come back the same, because I will be impacted and empowered. Lots of love……

    1. Thanks for those prayers, it shall be well with you.
      Looking forward to seeing you at BL2017. Be empowered in all you do.
      Thanks

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