Hebrews 12:1

Hebrews 12:1 KJV Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
 
Our life is compared to a race in this verse. We need to understand that this race is not a sprint, but rather it is a marathon. We need to run this race with patience. Patience is defined in two ways. One is a cheerful endurance, the other is an abiding under. The idea is that we do not run from hardship. We need to learn to abide in Christ with a cheerful endurance. Tomorrow we will look at some actions that will help us to run out race with patience. Today, we can run by trusting the Captain of our Soul, Jesus Christ.