Daily Treasures

Lay Aside Every Weight

Many of us are carrying extra weight. The Bible says we are to “lay aside every weight.”  When I was a young man, I used to be on the track team, and when I would run, I would get the lightest shoes, a pair of very light shorts and a sleeveless nylon shirt.  Now, one thing I never did was run with an overcoat on! Nothing wrong with overcoats—they’re nice to wear in cold weather—but if you’re in a race, you lay aside every weight.   

If you want to be a success in life, don’t think of just the basics and say, “Is this right or is this wrong?”  Forget that.  Ask yourself, “Is this a weight or is this a wing?”   

Friend, never exchange wings for weights.  There are some things that are not bad in and of themselves, but you just have to say, “That is not for me, not if I want to run this race.  There are certain things I’m going to do without.  I am to be separated from the surplus that is upon me.”

Posted by dave hare at 12:00 AM


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