6 Ways to Stay in the Race

6 Ways to Stay in the Race - Hebrews 12:1-3

Scripture often compares faith to a race and Hebrews 12:1-3 gives wise advice for running our "faith race":

1. We remember that others have overcome the obstacles and we can too. There's a a great cloud of witnesses cheering us on.
See also: 1 Corinthians 10:13

2. We deal seriously with sins and distractions, throwing off anything that gets in our way and making sure our feet are not tangled in sin. 
See also: 1 John 2:15-17

3. We keep running even when the path gets bumpy and our legs get tired. That's how we learn perseverance. 
See also: Romans 5:1-5

4. We stay on the narrow path, the "race marked out for us." 
See also: Ephesians 2:10

5. We focus on Jesus, not on ourselves or lustful distractions. He pioneered and perfected our faith! He showed us the way. See also: Ephesians 5:1-2

6. We remember the joy of our salvation just as Christ remembered the joy of saving us. That puts all other things in perspective. See also: Romans 12:11 Corinthians 6:20

And if we do these things, we won’t grow weary or lose heart!
Some other devotions about running our race
Athletic Gear
Faith is a Race
Marathon Training
Fight the Good Fight, Finish the Race
Our Race is Getting Faster and Harder
Fearing the Lord Keeps Us in the Race

6 Ways to Stay in the Race - Hebrews 12


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