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JUST STAY IN THE RACE

When they began working on the movie Ben Hur, Cecil B. DeMille, the director, talked to Charleston Heston — the star of the great classic — about the all-important chariot race at the end of the movie. It was his impression that Heston should actually learn to drive the chariot himself, rather than using a stunt double to perform the part. Heston, always the professional, agreed to take some lessons on how to drive and handle a chariot in order to make the movie as authentic as possible.

Learning to drive a chariot pulled by four powerful horses proved to be no small matter, however. After extensive work and several more days of practice than anticipated, Heston returned to the movie set and reported to DeMille.

"I think I can drive the chariot all right, Cecil," said Heston, "but I'm not at all sure I can actually win the race."

Smiling slightly, DeMille said, "Heston, you just stay in the race, and I'll make sure you win!"

Isn't it amazing how much DeMille sounds like God talking to us? Sometimes we look around and see other people who can do things better than we can? And rather than do our best we simply don't even make an effort. God tells us to do the best we can and He will make sure that we "win the race". What is it that you need to start doing?

For His Cause,
Tim Woodward