21 And Isaac intreated the Lord for his wife, because she was barren: and the Lord was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
22 And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire of the Lord.
23 And the Lord said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.
24 And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.
25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.
26 And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.
If you are in the company of laggards you would most likely lag behind. If you are in the company of leaders; you would most probably become one with time. As the Bible has said- be not deceived, bad communication corrupts good manners (1 Cor 15:13). It is difficult for you to become something you have not courted for some time- good or bad. This is one of the most central requirements for the evolution of men - environment.
Why is it so important that you receive the grace to overtake? Dear reader, I should have you know first and foremost that in the race of life there would always be those who lead as well as those who lag. In the class, there would be the first, second and third and then the class of the poor scorers. There would always be those who breast the tape in record time and those who are at the Olympics just for the participation. But one thing I know, of the two groups there is a team that the majority desires. There is a team that is always remembered while the rest are forgotten. My sincere question to you as you read is “What would you rather be - one of the toppers or one of the laggards?”
This is why environment is very important in the race to success. Those who keep company with laggards almost always remain laggards. Those who keep company with forward-thinking people almost always move forward.
Now there are different kinds of race and different paces to the top. There is a pace level of crawling where you are really struggling to move. There is a pace level of walking and that of running and that of flying. At different pace levels what is possible is different. You cannot be crawling and dreaming of overtaking. Rather you would be overtaken. It was David in the book of 1 Sam 30:8
 And David inquired at the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.
Dear friend, in the race of life, overtaking is allowed. And please understand, overtaking is not so much about going past someone and becoming first. Overtaking is more about fulfilling the very mandate that God has for you in destiny.
There are men and women who are reading this right now who are being obstructed from progress by a team of laggards. It is time to overtake them. There are people who are reading this content who have been in long-lasting stagnation, I speak to you by the Spirit of the Lord; it is time to move forward.
But I want to challenge you, overtaking places a demand on you it is the demand of becoming more. If you want to overtake you have got to expand your capacity. People who overtake and recover all are people who train and reach unto mastery. Overtaking would require that you demand more of yourself. It would require that you pray your heart out. It would require that you discipline yourself intentionally. It would require that you read a lot more. No one overtakes by running at the level of yesterday. If you want to overtake you have to change your speed and to change your speed you need to grow to a whole new level of capacity.
As you reach out for more this new season, the Almighty God will give you strength.