Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
I think it fitting to talk about running our race on the day the Olympics open.
Run with patience.
Sounds odd but wise to me.
Obviously, if we're in a marathon, we need to be patient
Persistent, Keeping on and not quitting.
And we are to run the race set before us.
Not John's over there or Jane's on the other side.
God has a appointed our own race uniquely made for each of us.
To prepare for a race, we must get fit.
Focus on the goal and put aside that which will prevent us from running.
It can be looking behind instead of forward
falling into temptation to sin that chains our ankles
Whatever slows your progress
Name what it is and throw it off
Run toward the victory
Proclaiming the Lord and Praising His Name.