Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, (Hebrews 12:1 NIV)
New Year’s has come and passed. You probably made some sort of resolution that has been slipping since the first of the year. You might now be questioning the need to keep the resolution you made. Was there something you intended to throw off but have recently picked up again? More than likely, this thing you have picked up is a hinderance to your race. It may not slow you down because of the physical weight it bears upon your shoulders, but rather a spiritual weight.
The Lord calls us to throw off everything that hinders us from running our race of faith. Are you doing this? As Albert Martin said in one of his sermons: (link here)
Are you taking every step imaginable to stop feeding your lusts!