Hebrews 12:1 tells us to throw off every hindrance and the sin that so easily entangles and run the race marked out for us. That word ‘sin’ in that scripture is ‘to miss the mark.’ So we are holy and blameless, we are forgiven. We are seated in the heavenlies, but we can miss the mark through things that we have done, or that have been done to us that have caused us to walk in a way that’s missing the mark of the glory that we are called to.
We can walk in a lesser reality. That sin is simply missing the mark of God and what He has and what He has, whom He has made us and what we’re called to be in Him. And that other part, that throw off everything that hinders, you know, we don’t grow up in perfect families. I certainly didn’t. And we can inherit, if you will, iniquities that slime us, that cause us to live as less than we are in God. So I want to just encourage you. If you’re like me and you need to be cleaned up, you just need to work on some things, to get rid of some lies or to let God heal some wounds that have hindered you or been a weight. Like God says, throw off everything that hinders. It’s like a yoke on your neck, or it’s like this, this heavy thing that’s put on you. That is not you. If that’s you, I encourage you to be courageous and to take steps to actually get help. I had to do that. I had to go through a lot of inner healing and counseling and deliverance. And there’s no shame in that. It’s just part of the human condition that we need others. We need the body of Christ. People have walked through healing. People have walked through deliverance to help us. So I encourage you, if you have something that is a weight that’s hindering you from running the race that God has for you to run, that purpose, that calling that thing that’s in your heart that you say, that’s what I’d like to do, but you can’t get there, and you stumble to try and figure it out and to get there. I encourage you allow people to come and alongside, reach out, take steps, and don’t give up. Even if it takes time, even if it takes a year. What’s a year of pursuing help to get free so that you can run that race that God has for you to run?
Let me pray for you, if that’s you. God, I just pray that you would come alongside this one who’s hearing this and knowing I have things that hinder me. I have sin that causes me to miss the mark of who I am in God. I pray God, that you help them. Give them heavenly courage to take steps and connect them with people that they need that will be mature fathers and mothers in the faith, or those who have the training and the experience and the spiritual discernment. Connect them with those people, either online or in their lives. Bless them, open the way so that they can find the pathway so that they can run the race that’s marked out for them. I bless them with the courage, in the Name of Jesus, to take the next step.
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