Run with Perseverance

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 12:1-2

The Christian life has been compared to a marathon (I've also heard it compared to a sprint). Finishing well is important. Getting there in one piece is important as well. Perhaps you've seen those long races where someone is delirious and dehydrated, but he are so close to the finish that stopping him is not an option nor is letting him finish. It's a painful sight. Sometimes we're like that runner. We see our destination but the 26 miles it takes to get there is tough. There are long climbs, unpredictable weather conditions and just the mental fatigue of running such a long race.

What's hindering you in this thing we call a faith walk? What's preventing you from going deeper, from pressing in, from seeking God more fully? What is the sin that so easily entangles? What's causing you to stumble time and time again? What steps are you taking to overcome it? There are people you know who can help because they care. Go to them.

As I mentioned yesterday, hang in there. The road is tough. It is long. But it's worth it. It is well worth it.

Leave a Reply

Close Menu