The Race Is Not To The Swift

For they [God’s people] did not gain possession of the land by their own sword, nor did their own arm save them; but it was Your right hand, Your arm, and the light of Your countenance, because You favored them.

Psalm 44:3

The world tells you that those with the qualifications, talents and experience get the jobs, promotions and high salaries.

My friend, though you live in this world, as God’s beloved child, you need not be limited by it. You have God’s favor—His unmerited, unearned, undeserved grace! Ecclesiastes 9:11 tells us, “The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong…” This means that even if you are not the smartest, strongest, most knowledgeable or best looking in the natural, God can still give you good success when you depend on His grace.

It is His right hand, His arm and His favor that provide for you, fight for you, defend you and give you increase.

So instead of mulling over your “disqualifications”, be conscious of God’s favor on you. Smile and say, “God’s favor is all over me because of Jesus. I expect good things to happen to me today!” Beloved, be conscious of His favor. Believe it. Confess it. And you will experience it!

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  • Tish Powers says:

    This truly encouraged me. Was feeling down today, but God’s Grace is sufficient for me.
    Thank you very much. I feel alot better when I study the Word of God. It is truth and life.

  • God is indeed faithful, one thing I have learnt from the passage Ecclesiastics is that God has given each and every one their time and chance to finish the race!

  • Melody says:

    His Grace is truly sufficient, His mercies are new every morning…..just for me

  • Chrispus says:

    God is really faithful to us

  • Bisi Onasanya says:

    This message has been my life experience. God is always faithful to His words.

  • Clem's Enahoro says:

    God bless the man of God (Joseph Prince) This message is inspiring. I Love him and looking forward to see him one day.

  • Thank you for this your post on this verse! I am facing a difficult decision in my life at the moment. And whilst at work yesterday as I was going about my daily work duties, I heard the Lord say say to me this exact verse. I have to say this encouraged me no end.
    To put it in a nutshell, be faithful in walking with God & He will walk with me!
    I the considered Enoch’s example!
    I looked this up and saw your post, clicked on it and was in encouraged further by your comments. 😊😊😊.
    So to the future with Jesus!!!!!!!

  • Chima-Obi says:

    Woww… This passage has always comforted me during my mulling on disappointments, when I let go the words from this passage, I can’t say how I felt. But today its a fresh fire..
    Thank you Man of God.

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