Have you ever tried to run with weights on? What about running a race while crossing through multiple lanes or looking back at the other contenders?
Spiritually speaking we carry unnecessary weights, look back, and cross over and out of our lanes.
Hebrew 12:1(KJV) Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us
Let’s consider the weight we carry, just for a moment. Have you awakened from a sound sleep with a life issue on your mind: family, finances, health? In our spiritual race this earthly realm, that which we see with our eyes, can present stumbling blocks to distract us from the race. Jesus said in John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life…” Once we take our eyes off the way (i.e., Christ), we lose the spiritual truth and the abundant life or peace we could have in the midst of tribulations (John 16:33).
Remember this race is fixed! We have already been declared victorious; Jesus proclaimed “It is Finished” John 19:30. All of life burdens are intended to distract us from the truth of our victorious Savior. Let’s discover together how to put on our blinders and become serious contenders during Bible Study every Wednesday at 7pm (EST) call-in 218-486-3691, Passcode 570919.