Does every believer have a race to finish?
What does this race consist of?
I believe it consist of the following stages:
1.Salvation- knowing that you have to run a race
2.Discipleship- training for the race
3.Stewardship- running the race required of you
4.Eldership- Just about to finish your personal race
All believers have their own race. What are the elements of the race?
The elements of the race are:
1.A specific assigned location- the specific congregation a person is required to abide in.
2.A specific discipleship- a person is required to be train in both truth and character before serving. They should be mentored and held accountable for progressing in both.
3.A specific function- a person should learn what their creative intent is and seek to be qaulified in that arena.
4.A specific office- a person should seek their spot within the body of Christ where they advance the great commission and edify the Body of Christ.
5.A specific destiny- a person should know something regarding their end
Here are some deeper explanations.
God requires a particular creative purpose and intent for us to knowingly qualify for and fulfill.
Creative purpose because God does not allow anything to exist without a purpose.
Creative intent because God places demands on the objects He produced to serve His ends. He does this with our knowledge and cooperation, and without our knowledge and cooperation.
Knowingly, because God wants to communion and fellowship within the labors He requires of us. God wants to be yoked side by side in an intimate and personal relationship that includes the exchanging of conversation, sharing of emotions, and manifestation of presence.
Qualify, because God wants a transformation of character in addition to the knowledge of truth working in the lives of His people who go forth to fulfill their called office and function.
Fulfill, because God wants us to finish the work we have set our hand to the plow to do. We are required to seek our purpose in our discipleship. Then after training, we all walk in particular ministry.
To conclude, if every believer has a race, then why are we not running our personal marathons. If we are running, then what race are we running in.