"Such a large crowd of witnesses is all around us! So 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. He endured the shame of being nailed to a cross, because He knew later on He would be glad He did. Now He is seated at the right side of God's throne! So keep your mind on Jesus, who put up with many insults from sinners. Then you won't get discouraged and give up (Hebrews 12:1-3).
Your Heart Will Always Be Where Your Treasure Is
"Don't store up treasures on earth! Moths and rust can destroy them, and thieves can break in and steal them. Instead, store up your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy them, and thieves cannot break in and steal them. Your heart will always be where your treasure is (Matthew 6:19-21). Determine within yourself to keep your heart, soul, and mind, on Jesus. He is the One who leads us and makes our faith complete.
What's More Important?
The things we possess, our statuses- those things are temporal. Chasing after temporal things will destroy us in the end. "What will you gain, if you own the whole world but destroy yourself? What could you give to get back your soul? (Mark 8:36-37). Believe in, have faith in, and follow, Jesus. Repent; change from your own worldly ways to God's way. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3;16). Jesus is the way...(John 14:6). So many saints have gone before us. They are written in the scriptures as examples for us. Our forefathers- Grandparents, mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters - prayed, and stood in the gap for us all. All standing on the Word of God never wavering. If it hinders your walk with God, get rid of it