“….let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us….” (Hebrews 12:1)
The Bible says: “Do you know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it” (I Cor 9:24). There are couple of lessons to harvest from this passage that may be helpful in life’s race.
-To avoid stumbling, crossing into another person’s lane or losing your place entirely, don’t look back when running. By extension it means you cannot change the past but can learn from it; therefore, leave your past behind.
-Do not be over anxious about the next lap, but just focus on the next step. The reason been if you miss the next step, you may not get up again and that will disqualify you for the next lap.
-Make every lap count. Apostle Paul admonished that we should lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares (traps) us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. Many of us carry the weight of stress that experienced ‘runners’ understand is not worth worrying about. Are you stressed out trying to impress someone or yours is from an individual who always upset you by his attitudes?
To run well, you need to learn to drop these kinds of worries because there are enough painful and overwhelming challenges in life already, so why carry the ones you can lay aside?