Lay Aside Every Weight

It’s been a while since I last posted anything. But no, I NOT BUSY; I just have things to do. And I am very thankful for the ministry opportunities that the Lord has graced me with. That said, the things that I am engaged in can, if I am not careful, be the very things that hold me back or distract me from what the Lord has assigned to me.

As I considered the transitions I’ve had to navigate in the past year – and there will be more to come – it has not been easy and the tendency is to always opt for the status quo, the comfort zone that is not comfortable at all.

Two days ago, as I pondered one of such events, the words from Hebrews 12:1 came to me, “lay aside every weight…” I knew it was a word of encouragement from the Lord, affirming and pushing me on towards what He has in store for me.

This morning, posted a clip from John Piper, entitled “Running with Jesus“. I don’t normally click on every video that is posted on Facebook, but somehow, this caught my attention. It’s just three minutes long, but wow!, did it help to further encourage and strengthen me for the way ahead.

Our God knows exactly what we are going through and the anxieties that often accompany a journey that involves the unknown. How wonderful that He will send notes of encouragement along the way to cheer us on. It may not always been rosy or easy as we take on the assignments He has for us. But like Jesus, we have something to look forward to. And so, we look to Him and the joy that we will experience when we finally complete the race and fulfil our assignments!

May this encourage you too – to keep running with and for Jesus!

2 thoughts on “Lay Aside Every Weight

  1. Reblogged this on Archippus Awakening and commented:

    Archippus, please must watch this short video clip by John Piper. It helped me focus and reminded me to stay focussed, not allowing anything to hold me back from serving Jesus faithfully. Post a comment if you have been likewise stirred and encouraged.

    1. Yes! Just done viewing the clip..short but powerful. Time to review the things I do out of sheer delight just because it is not a sin.. Thanks for sharing!


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