Winning Wisdom: Put Away The Weight-Flatimes

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Winning Wisdom: Put Away The Weight

Author: Ese Ehimare Dave
Topic: Put Away The Weight [Wednesday, 17th May 2017]

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1

What is the need to carry luggages with you, on a journey, that are not needed? What is essence of frolicking with people that won't aid you or make your life worthwhile? What's the advantage of carrying weight with you that will only make you trip up as you set out on the journey to destiny fulfilment? Interestingly, our lead scripture compares sin to "weight that slow us down."

Any time a runner trips in the course of his race, he not only stops his motion, the tripping eats up valuable time, especially when the race is timed. Tripping also kills his momentum, that, if he was on top speed before, he would have to start his race from the lowest of speeds. Momentum is very essential in a game, and when the pendulum of momentum swings the direction of a team, like during a football match, especially if an equalizing goal was scored, there is every possibility that the team with the momentum will go on to win the match. This is why losing momentum in a sport is a key reason for defeat. And this is what sin does to us.

Instead of allowing that sin that so easily trips you to fester on, strip it off you. You do this by looking at the example of Jesus, Who is the Instigator and Perfecter of our faith (Hebrews 12:2). He was tempted by Satan but did not fall for it, because He was after the joy that was set before Him. Let the joy of the crown and the prize that is at the end of the race cause you to strip yourself off every tripping sin, and run with endurance the race God has set before you.

Keep winning daily.


Dear Lord Jesus, thanks You for setting Yourself as an example to follow in the race God has set before me. I trust You to help me put away every sin that makes me trip on the way to the prize that is set before me, in Jesus's Name. Amen.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Luckinson Akpos.. this has helped me change the way I reason about life..just like how I lost in my forex business, but I still put off the wait and got back on feet..