Let's face it, since the day you were born, you have been running a race. As you have grown, so the race got more difficult, yet it is still a race you need to run. My question for you today, is how are you going to run it?
1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,
2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
These two verses give us what we need. By simply shedding the weights that cause this race to be hard, we can make it easier for ourselves! By changing our sinful habits and attitudes, and choosing to face them with all joy, we can lighten the load we carry. Just like those who ran before us.
Then the most exciting is that we focus on something positive to get us to the goal. What better picture, than Jesus Himself! He went ahead to show us how to do it and to be victorious. What a perfect life coach. Why trust a sinful man, when you have the lord of Lords to show you the way and who knows what you are going to face?
Make these two points a part of your daily habit, and you will find the race before you getting easier and more fun to run!