Our lives as believers is like a race. Each of us are given a different course that we’re called to run. Sometimes we get thrown off that course, we experience setbacks and delays but we can be encouraged because it is all apart of God purpose. Your race may not look like my race and my race may not look like your race. Although, we are one body of believers serving the Lords purpose. We are created uniquely different. We’ve been given a different word from God that by faith we must stand on.
For Abraham and Sarah it was the birth of a Son in their old age, For Noah it was to
build the ark on a dry land, For Moses it was to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt and the oppression of pharaoh. We were all given a different purpose and in that we are faced with different obstacles. Just like them we must run with
endurance the race that God has set before us according to Hebrews 12:1-2
So when we are thrown off course, How do we endure our race?
I want to take a moment to break down this scripture because it explains just that, how we endure! The full version is below
So lets get started it says…
Let us lay aside every weight………………………
There are weights in our life we have to lay aside! weights mean distractions and hindrances that slows us down. Weights can also be in the form of discouragement, negativity, condemnation, stress, fear, worry, etc. All these things that weigh you down released it and lay it aside and
The sin that so easily ensnares us…………..
Another word for ensnares is trap. The devil is constantly working overtime to set up traps for us. He’s seeking to get us entangled or stuck in sin, but the scripture says 2 Corinthians 2:11 that we are not ignorant to satin devices. The weight of sin is heavy so lay it aside!
Than it says and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us …….
Run with endurance, not stopping, never giving up, through the hard times, in the difficulties, Run! And next is my favorite it,verse 2 says
Looking unto Jesus…..
Keeping our eyes on Jesus! Stay focus on Jesus and don’t let anything distract you from his purpose. Look to him as your example and not to people. Then it says for he is
The author and finisher of our faith………………….
He wrote our life courses and is the one who leads us to the finish line.
it goes on to say
For the joy that was set before him, He endured the cross………
Our salvation, our victories and the destruction of the works of darkness against us, was the Joy the was set before him. For us he endured the cross .
Despising the shame and has sat down before the right hand of the throne of God……
It is finished. He is our Lord and Savior on the Throne. We overcome because He overcame. Its a fix fight! Be encouraged because we win!
Thank you so much for reading! Comment below and share your thoughts!
Is there anything that is holding you back from God?
What do you need to lay aside today to follow him?