Athletic Gear

Hebrews 12:1, Running the Race, Getting rid of dead weight, atheletic gear
Dedicated to improving athletic performance, manufacturers are creating things like ultra-light shoes and swimwear that reduces drag. 

Athletes “in future Olympics will be made better not just by breeding and environment and rigorous training, but also by developments in the gear we outfit them with. Human achievement improves both from the inside out and from the outside in.” (1)

This is a great analogy for Hebrews 12:1: “let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”

God wants us to get rid of outside hindrances (ungodly influences and activities) because they sap our strength. And He wants us to get rid of negative inside influences (ungodly attitudes like bitterness, selfishness, and pride) because they wrap themselves around our legs, slow us down and trip us.

Today let’s ask God to help us improve from the inside-out and the outside-in so we can “run” every race He’s marked out for us.

P.S. Isn’t it cool that God has marked out a race for each of us?

(1) Olympic Outfits Raise Athletic Performance


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1 comment:

  1. I like this analogy. It is amazing that athletes keep improving their performances. It is amazing how much a Christian can improve his performance through shedding the outward, worldly influences so he can focus his race on Jesus.

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