Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.
Beloved, how you view life determines how you live it now and your destiny. For instance, if you think life is a joke, you will not take it seriously. You are likely to spend most of your time fooling around. Your focus is on fun, entertainment and amusement.
Also, if you think life is a gamble, you’ll tend to depend on luck. You will take unwise risks and hazard your and others resources, future and lives. Likewise, if you think life is a drama, you’ll be acting all the time. You have no time to be real. Your goal is to impress imaginary viewers. You live in a dramatic bubble. Lord have mercy!
However, if you know that life is a race of faith, you will be disciplined. You will run to win. You seek to comply with the rules of the track. Your focus is on the Author and Finisher of our faith, Jesus. You are happy to remove every weight and sin that impedes your success in this race of life. You’ll not quit until you reach home. May that be your portion! Keep on running dear saint!