I admire marathon runners. Their discipline and endurance inspire me. They spend months training and preparing to run the 26 mile race. They stick to the running schedule, get plenty of rest, and eat right. All this to prepare for the big race.
Like a marathon, the Christian life is a long-distance race. It requires discipline and training. In chapter 12, the author of Hebrews tells us we must get rid of everything that hinders our performance. Are you prepared to run the course?