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Monday, March 27, 2023

What’s Slowing Me Down?

In Hebrews 12:1-2 I read, “We must get rid of everything that slows us down, especially the sin that just won't let go. And we must be determined to run the race that is ahead of us. We must keep our eyes on Jesus, who leads us and makes our faith complete.” (CEV)

When I realize I need a life reset, eliminating anything unhelpful or unhealthy is an important step.

If I want to change my life, maybe I need to unplug my TV for a few months or cancel your streaming service subscription. To really change my mind, I have to stop the junk that’s coming in over the Internet. I may need to take a break from the pressures and comparisons and useless information on social media.

I may need to confess a sin. Am I doing that regularly? If not, then unconfessed sin is building up and that’s going to affect my relationship with God, which means it affects every area of my life. To have a successful reset, I need to get rid of anything that has come between me and God. In other words, I need to get rid of my unconfessed sin.

Things in my life that are unhealthy and unhelpful may look like a bad attitude, certain books or movies or music, distractions, hobbies, or habits.

What do I need to get rid of or let go of to help me reset and focus on Jesus as I run my race in life?