“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” – Hebrews 12:1 (KJV)
The race 2020 begun in uncertainty coupled with the Covid19 pandemic. Knowing that you are in a race as a child of God makes you focus on winning. To be able to win the race, we must follow the rules. The good news is that the patriarchs and apostles who have gone ahead of us serve as inspiration to encourage us to press on till we reach the finish line. Just as an athlete burns the unnecessary fat or weight of their body in order to be light enough to run, Christians should also identify the weight and the sin that entangles them and do away with them to make the race easier.
The weight varies from person to person; for some their weight is oversleeping, overeating, being unable to pray as they want, laziness, etc. The sin may also vary from person to person depending on the area of weakness the enemy has identified in you and keeps using against you. Thus, some find themselves in sexual immorality, drunkenness, stealing, gossiping, etc.
Beloved, ask the Holy Spirit to lead you to identify that weight and the sin that keeps pulling you back in 2020; depend on Him for strength to overcome (John 14:26). If He convicts or prompts you, respond quickly without any excuse. Also, let your gaze be on Jesus Christ because He is the author and finisher of your faith (Hebrews 12:2).
We keep our gaze on Jesus Christ while you are about to start the year 2021 by meditating on His Word day and night and practice it. The more you practice the Word the more your spirit becomes conditioned to walk in righteousness. Thus, patience becomes part of you, to help you run till you cross the finish line. Hallelujah! Glory to God!
Prayer Point: My dear heavenly Father, Your Word is indeed a lamp to my feet and light to my path. Please lead me to identify the weight and the sin that easily entangles me; give me the strength to overcome them and run with patience till I cross the finish line in Jesus’ name. Amen!