“…let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith,” Hebrews 12:1-2
Life is like a marathon. It is a test of our endurance and often tries us in ways we never expected. Many times we hit “the wall” in a way that we didn’t see coming. When we hit those barricades, those roadblocks, and those walls, it can be easy to take our eyes off of our purpose and focus instead on our problems.
Jesus, though, wants us to keep our eyes fixed on Him. Like runners in a race who keep focused on the finish line rather than the distractions around them, we must keep our focus on what God has in store for us ahead. When we stop doing that and begin to turn to the side, we lose sight of what “is set before us.”
Don’t lose sight of what is set before you. Don’t allow the distractions in life to keep you from pursuing the purpose of life. Focus your eyes on Jesus, and rely on His strength to get you through the race.
Thank God for giving you the opportunities you have today. Don’t lose sight of what God has in store for you. Instead, pray for His strength to help you through!
Take a rest! Every marathon has several water and food stations along the way. These are there to help refuel runners and keep them going. Church is like those stations. Make sure you are at church this weekend to get refueled and refocused on the race ahead!