WEIGHTS (I) 

Introduction.

Usually we all are drawn toward the easier, simple, less demanding things of this life, we all oftentimes gravitate to the things that makes us feel happy, peaceful and solemn within ourselves, and I strongly suggest, it’s thus emphatically refers us to what God proclaimed to Adam after the “Great Fall”, which is shown in the text below. 

Genesis [3:19] In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground;

Nations and Societies of our present world strive to make life better for humanity, but has God done something for Man?, YES, and the more for he wishes for us that we worship him in the full expression of freedom.

WHAT ARE WEIGHTS

They are the things, both perceivable and imperceivable that (slows, lowers, binds etc) us to whatever we dream of achieving. This stands to reason that weights are the things that battles us from living the victory/triumphant life of God. This is what God promises, 

[Mat 11:28] KJV Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest…. True rest and Peace is found in Jesus. What must we do then? 

LAYING ASIDE EVERY WRIGHT.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. (Hebrews 12:1 )

Jesus has called you to run a race. It’s a faith race. It’s long-distance and multi-terrain. And you’ve been trying to run but you’re wondering why it’s so hard. Why do you get winded so quickly? Why are others running at a faster pace? What’s wrong?

Could it be that you’re not taking this race seriously enough? You can tell by how much extra weight you’re trying to run with.

An endurance race is hard enough when you’re running light. But it’s far harder, and often impossible, if you’re trying to run while lugging around extra stuff. Competitive long-distance runners lay aside everything except what’s absolutely necessary.

That’s what you need to do too. Because the stakes of winning or losing this race are far higher than an Olympic marathon. Winning your race is going to require intentionality, focus, and training. That’s why Paul wrote,

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it . Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly . . . [but] I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.
( 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 )

The only identity the believer is expected to have is Christ. 

Watch here for Second Part. 

God bless you. 

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Author: mingoodwillkodua

Pastor and Teacher of God's word, with the desire to build God's people into maturity to fulfill God's Divine purpose for His church.

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