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 Running The Race


How am I doing in running the race God has assigned for me, as outlined in Hebrews 12:1-3

 

Verse 1 

1 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, 
 

Is anything hindering me from running the "race" God has assigned me?
Matt 10 37, 38 Luke 8 14

 

What is the good in my life that has the potential of becoming the enemy of the best? Philippians 3:12-14

 

Is there any sin in my life that is entangling me?

Psalm 106:34-40; 1 Corinthians 9:25, 26; 2 Timothy 2:4; 4:10

 

Am I choosing to run with perseverance the race God has "marked out" for me? Romans 2:7

 

Am I in rebellion against God's plan for me?

1 Samuel 12:14, 15; 15:23; 2 Samuel 15:1-18:33; Proverbs 17:11

 

Verse 2
2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

 

Are my eyes on Jesus, or on someone/something else?

Isaiah 31:1; 45:22; Philippians 3:20; 2 Timothy 4:8

 

Is my faith being perfected (matured)? Or am I stagnating?

Psalm 92:12; Colossians 1:10; 2 Peter 3:18

 

If I am stagnating, what are the contributing factors?

Proverbs 1:32; Zephaniah 1:12; Revelation 2:1-4; 3:15-20

 

Verse 3 
 
3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. 
 

Is Christ the primary consideration in my life? Or have I pushed Him to the periphery? Colossians 3:4

 

If Christ is at the periphery, what changes do I need to make to place Him at the center? 2 Peter 2:15

 

When I encounter opposition for my faith, am I choosing to endure? If not, why not? Revelation 12:11

 

Have I grown weary and lost heart?

Luke 18:1; 2 Corinthians 4:1, 16; Galatians 6:9; 2 Thessalonians 3:13; Revelation 2:3

 

What would I need to do to regain my strength and hope?

Isaiah 55:1-3; Hosea 6:1-3; Matthew 11:28-30

 

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