As 2021 comes to a close, many of us will be setting a goal or a “New Year Resolution” to get rid of some extra weight. How about you? Did you know it is actually biblical? Allow me to explain.
Hebrews 12:1 says, “Wherefore, seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.” Here, we are instructed to set aside every weight, and the sin that so easily besets us. Isn’t it interesting that God mentioned setting aside the weight in order that we may run our race with patience?
Have you ever been weighed down by eating too much food? How enthusiastic were you to run after you overate? Speaking for myself, running is the last thing I want to do when I’m weighted down with too much food consumption! A nice, long, nap sounds much better, in that case.
Hmmm. What about you? What is weighing you down from running your race? Anger? Pride? Unforgiveness? Bitterness? Fear? Anxiety? Worry? Gossip? Jealousy? Envy? Covetousness? Why wait until 2022 to set aside the weight when we have the power, through the Holy Spirit, to do it now? Let’s not delay another day! Let’s end 2021 with a clear heart and begin 2022 without that extra weight! How much better will it feel to begin a new year that much lighter?
Will you decide not to wait to lay aside the weight? I hope so. May God give you a blessed 2022, as you run your race!
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