If you’ve read chapter ONE, you know that Patrick Morely defines the Rat Race as an unwinnable race. If it is unwinnable, then why do so many run in it?

We, men, have a tendency to chase after things. Whether it was the girl that caught our eye whose heart we wanted to win, the degree that would require years of diligence and loads of debt, the job promotion that looked so appealing, or the magic number of dollars we want in our savings account.

If we are naturally a “driven” species – designed to “chase after” – then what do you think GOD WANTS US TO CHASE AFTER? I don’t think his design in us is flawed, it’s just that we’ve begun to chase after things that we weren’t intended to chase.

What did God design us to chase after that would satisfy HIM and US and give us the joy of knowing that we have actually “won the race”?

Make a list – mentally or physically.

What are the things that you are chasing after that are OK?
What things are you chasing that you know you should stop prioritizing?
What things have been left aside and “un-chased” that you know God would have you start pursuing?

Reply with your thoughts and encouragement to other men.

Man In The Mirror is a book by Patrick Morley. Follow along with Pastor Gabe Moore and the men of Calvary Assembly of God in Crystal Lake, IL as we read through this book together and discuss some of topics facing men today.