Lay Aside Every Weight

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,
 
Yesterday, we saw that our life was compared with a race. We are to run that race with patience, a cheerful endurance. Let’s look at this verse to learn some tools that will help us to run our race with patience. First, we have to lay aside every weight. Weight here means burden or hindrance. It does not necessarily have anything to do with sin. The issue is that we are to take every burden to the Lord (1 Peter 5:7) so that we re free to run our race. Any burden we try to carry will onlt slow us down in our race.