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Lifting the Weight

“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.” Hebrews 12:1

“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.” 2 Corinthians 4:17

“How can I myself alone bear your cumbrance, and your burden, and your strife?” Deuteronomy 1:12

“And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.” Isaiah 10:27

God is our personal trainer. If we yield to Him through obedience, He will ensure that all of our spiritual muscles are effectively worked out. As we meet Him daily in prayer for our spiritual fitness session — He lays out the plan for our spiritual progression.

As we are continually frustrated by the mirror image that we view daily, the Lord perpetually reminds us to be patient and to trust His process. Take heed to the scriptures:

“Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.” Psalm 27:14

“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

Let the personal trainer do His job and let’s be obedient to His training plan. You may not see the results immediately, but over time your strength will be evident.

Lifting the Weight

Personal failures, habitual struggles, great transgressions, minor infractions, relationship mismanagement, financial crises, fears and insecurities, and other conditions all represent a form of weight for mankind.

A man without a “functional” Lord and Savior will categorically have a weight lifting problem. These issues will weigh down a man’s spirit