“let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.”
Hebrews 12:1b NIV
There is a sense of joy heard in the invitation to throw off all that hinders and run. Like a child running in the field or the dog escaping out of the gate. To run free with faith unhindered and feet untangled in the mission God has created you for.
The eleventh chapter of Hebrews paints the faces and hearts of those who served God with great passion and unflinching faithfulness. Those who suffered, risked, obeyed and followed through in faith.
They are seated in the heavenly grandstands, cheering you on.
Telling you to throw off everything that hinders and run the race God has called you to run.
To hold nothing back.
To let go of fear and embrace the call of God on your life, trusting him to empower you to do it.
Running fast and free is not accomplished by focusing on what is holding you back but by focusing on where you are going.
Turn your face to the finish line and run free.
What is holding you back from running free?
What can you do today to drop it?