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The Best Way to Live Your Legacy and Finish the Race

You’re amazing.

You’ve slain your dragons and faced your fears.

You’ve looked the enemy in the eye and seen the terror there when you mention the name of Jesus.

Yes, you’ve made mistakes. And committed your sins.

Some you’d rather not think about ever again.

But you’ve learned the power of His blood to wash you white inside every black crack in your soul.

And you’re determined to finish your race with integrity and for His honor.

You will finish the race.

It isn’t a question of if. Only when.

When you can’t run any longer, you’ll walk.

When you can’t walk … well … you’ll find someone to carry you.

And when you cross the finish line, you’ll fall into His arms.

Because …

… whatever legacy you leave, you want it to look, smell, and feel like Jesus.

It’s really His legacy you’re building.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us (Hebrews 12:1).

I’m proud of you.

I’m your cheering section. Your water bearer. Your coach.

And I’m so proud to be running this race with you.


P.S. Who’s carried you when you couldn’t walk anymore? I’d really like to know. 🙂

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  1. Clare Speer

    Thanks for the uplifting word and encouragement! I especially like “You will finish the race. It isn’t a question of if. Only when.” –

    1. Susan Gaddis

      Glad you happened by, Clare, and that you found the post encouraging. I think we forget how much we need encouragement when we’re running the race, and how much we need to encourage others.

  2. devonne

    My husband is my carrier. I love this message. So freeing.

  3. Kelley Boyce

    i love this! Thank you Susan for the encouragement, we all need it.

    1. Susan Gaddis

      You’re welcome, Kelley, happy the post found a heart to encourage. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  4. Susan Gaddis

    Thanks for the encouragement, Devonne. My husband is my carrier, too … along with some good friends. I so appreciate them all.

  5. Kathy Godsard

    What a powerful message! I needed your encouraging post today. Thank you for sharing your heart . Everyday I look forward to reading your emails. My husband is my carrier . I don’t know what I’d do without him.

    1. Susan Gaddis

      I love it when the Holy Spirit connects to folks when they read my posts. Thank you for confirming that He did today with you, Kathy. Blessings and grace to you.

  6. Amy Pike

    This is really encouraging. I have to say that my mom carries me when I can’t walk anymore. when I get really down in life, she reminds me to listen to good Christian music and to go outside and find something beautiful that God made. Thanks for this beautiful message!

    1. Susan Gaddis

      You mom sounds like an amazing person, Amy. Really! How many people lack someone to provide wise counsel and help them refocus on Jesus when they just don’t have the energy anymore. Thanks for stopping by Holy in the Daily and sharing about your mom … and I hope she had a wonderful Mothers Day.

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