“Let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us” (Hebrews 12:1).

There is no more haunting phrase than “What might have been.” It has to do with unrealized potential. What’s holding you back today? What is encumbering your progress — A relationship? A habit? Something that’s not necessarily wrong, but is impeding your development? Or, perhaps, it is a known sin that continues to entangle you. The journey of faith is a race of endurance. Exercise your faith and sweat out your encumbrances and entanglements.

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