When something is wrong in our lives, when we have those issues that hinder us, then it is easy for sin to start crouching at our door, because the enemy knows that we are having a weak moment. By the help of God, we must take control and rule over it.
So, step 1 is to throw off the sin and everything that hinders.
- And let us RUN WITH PERSEVERANCE the race marked out for us.
First of all, it is important to notice that the race is already marked out for us. God has marked out our race, he knows us and he knows the race we are running. Everything is under his control and I think that is very encouraging to know.
Like it is said, the sun is always shining, no matter if the clouds are hiding it or not. The sun is always there, always strong, always shining. Those difficult moments are exactly like those clouds – sometimes we don’t see the „sun“ because of that, but it doesn’t change the fact that the sun is always there. With our human eyes we can only see the clouds, but what helps us to see beyond the clouds? Faith! Do not doubt and do not let anyone make you doubt.
1 Corinthians 9:24: Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.
Have you ever wanted to win something so much that you gave your all? Here Apostle Paul is encouraging us to run our race in faith like this, to really give our all.
So, step 2 is to run with perseverance, run with everything that we have got.
- 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.
It seems to me that a lot of people forget God and their faith because instead of fixing their eyes on Jesus, they fix their eyes on their feelings and everyday situations.