Why am I running this race? The prayer at the end says it all.
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. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. (Hebrews 12:1-2)
Relate: I am not a runner. The reason I am not a runner is because I am a Christian and God is doing His work in me. I’m serious. No, really, I am. You see, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience… Yes, patience. Why run?…
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