The Lord showed me thousands of people ready to run a marathon. Each person made sure that they were well hydrated and had extra layers of clothing which could be removed easily and adjusted for conditions such as high winds, rain or change of temperature. Right before they ran, they threw off their outer clothing that would weigh them down, slow them down, or hinder them in any way.
The Lord says:
“Remove anything that would weigh you down or throw you off balance for the race that I have set before you. Make the proper adjustments to move ahead with ease. Don’t allow anything to hinder your ability to run the race with endurance. Those dead weights will not only slow you down but will also desensitize you from My leading. You have not been created to carry weights and burdens but you have been created to carry My presence. Even though your destination may not be clear, allow Me to guide you. Trust Me to bring people into your life that will be able to run with you. Avoid those who bring disunity or division. I will bring others to you to encourage you, support you and stand in intercession for you. They will be those who will motivate you and not discourage you. Just as Aaron and Hur held up Moses hands when he got weary, I will bring other believers into your life to hold up your arms when you are fatigued.
Throw off every weight and concern that robs you from entering this place of peace. Understand what it means to rest in My shalom in the midst of adversity. Allow Me to be your strength in every test and trial, and trust Me to provide all your needs and bring your dreams to fulfillment. Don’t be moved by adverse situations that seem to bring delay because delay is not always denial. For some of you, walking the narrow road seems to have become a tightrope walk. Trust Me in the challenges as well as the new opportunities which lie ahead even when unexpected situations arise. Every storm has an ending. Trust Me to bring you through the right doors and make wise decisions. Don’t allow present situations to immobilize you or slow you down. As you continue to follow My word you will be able to stay on course. Run the race that is set before you with determination and perseverance and I will be with you in every step of the race,”
says the Lord.
“If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you, then how can you contend with horses?” Jeremiah 12:5.
“Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it” 1 Corinthians 9:24.
“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God” Hebrews 12:1-2a.