Shedding What Slows Us Down

“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,” ~ Hebrews 12:1 NIV

Below was my devotional for the day. What a great reminder, that we don’t need to run this race with all our burdens. That we can run it being completely free. Being weightless to dodge everything and anything that the enemy wants to throw at us. Endurance comes with trials and perseverance comes with time. God will guide you and reveal to you directly, how He wants you to run this race. Whatever you had placed in your path is because He believed that you were able to run this run with what arises with excellence. Glory to God because He fights all our battles and is our fortress in time of need. Glory to God that in Him we can find perfect rest!

“The writer of Hebrews compares the life of faith to a race. He wants us able to run that race with endurance, not quitting the moment it gets tiring. Endurance builds over time, with daily practice. Endurance is also much easier if we strip off any weights that slow us down, such as distractions and habits of sin. Whatever holds us back from running the race God has set before us needs to be put aside.

Think of the goals you have set for yourself. What distractions are getting in the way of those goals? What habits are less than beneficial? You might concentrate on just one distraction at a time. Resolve by God’s grace to leave it behind. Simplify your life and only do what really counts.


When we strip off the weights that slow us down, we can run God’s race with so much more vitality.”

~ Victoria 💛

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