This blog is inspiration from Duane Youngblood for
individuals seeking to live a more effective life.

Stay In Your Lane

Recently I went to see my daughter run a track meet where the top five people in
each race would qualify for the state championships.  My daughter runs the 100
yard dash and does extremely well at it.  Before the 100 yard dash is run for
girls, they run the 100 meter hurdles for girls.  In the finals for the 100
meter hurdles there was a young lady who had been warming up and looked like a
sure favorite to win it all.  I heard her coaches talking behind me about how
well she had done all season and that they expected her to place at the state
championships next week.  This young lady and seven (7) others lined up in the
blocks and the starter raised his gun and then called "set" and then fired the
gun.  These eight (8) young ladies moved rapidly out the blocks and the young
lady I refered to got off to a great start, however, she tripped over the first
hurdle and ran out of her lane.  When she ran out of her lane the judge raised a
red flag and she was disqualified from the race.  Though she is a great and
gifted young lady she did not make it to the finals where she was sure to
place.  She did not make it because she did not stay in her lane. 

friends I want to encourage you today to know that you have a lane designed for
you by God and in that lane no one can be better than you and you win every
time.  In your lane your skills and abilities look their best and in your lane
you will be happiest.  There is no need to compare yourself to others who are in
the race just run your race and stay in your lane.  If you are a writer, then
write.  If you are a singer, then sing.  If you are a teacher, then teach. 
Whatever you do make sure you like it and you are gifted for it.  If you do
these things you will have great success in life and in the

Duane Youngblood

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