" Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God." -Hebrews 12:1-2
Some say that God doesn't have a plan for our lives but it says here He does. "The race that is set before us." That looks like God has a specific plan for our lives. I am to run it with endurance, setting aside whatever hinders me. The besetting sins, the old friends, the old hangouts are to be set aside so I can run the race with no hindrances.
Abba Father, let me run the race You have before me. Let me lay aside the things that hinder me from running the good race. Lord, I am slow these days but I plan to finish well. Hel me, please!- Amen!