Usually we want to do things our own way, as we think is best or more convenient for us. We want to set the pace.
But what does it means “Setting the Pace” , you may ask?
Set the pace is to do something that establishes a standard.
Please meditate on the following word:
“We’ve finally figured it out. Our lives get in step with God and all others by letting him set the pace, not by proudly or anxiously trying to run the parade.”
Many people’s lives are out of step with God, just because they aren’t following Him!…The pride and anxiety takes over and we end up running our own parade! Mankind has a huge problem called self-sufficiency!…We don’t want to depend on nothing and no one!…The average person doesn’t like to be told off, rebuked or corrected. So because of that pride takes over and we get out of step with God. On the other hand is anxiety, by wanting things to be done in our time, taking the lead without waiting the right time.
What has been the result of you running your parade (Life)?
If we look up to our lives, how many bad decisions we took that end up reflecting very badly? We can see that in love life, relationships, finances, health wise, career, family, etc..
For many, 2012 wasn’t that good exactly because of that!..Or you may say : “It wasn’t that bad”. I say to you: It could have been better, if you have allowed God to set the pace and run your parade.
What can you expect from 2013? Well, if you allow Him to set the parade and run your Parade, most certainly an excellent year ahead of you.
Now let me give you some hints and tips so that you allow God to run your parade.
- Present your goals and targets to God, trough prayer and ask Him if that is of His will. Remember, men makes plans, but the Lords directs his path. (Proverbs 16:21)
- Be faithful and obedient to His word
- Humility comes before honor
- Cut off anxiety by not following your emotions, rather your intelligence.
You have to make up a decision this year….Who will run your parade? Who’s gone set the pace?