Get in the race.

Series: Resilient | Week 6: On the Other Side

Hebrews 12:1-3
“Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we’d better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how He did it. Because He never lost sight of where He was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—He could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now He’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility He plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!”

A couple of thousand years after Joseph lived, the author of Hebrews writes about the example Joseph and the other great patriarchs (pioneers) set for us. He pictures them cheering us on today using the metaphor of our faith journey as a race. There’s one way to succeed in running this race well and that’s by fixing our eyes on Jesus and the example He perfectly set for us.

Respond in Prayer
Thank God right now for the perfect example of resilience that Jesus set for us. If you’ve never started the race of this faith journey, send our staff team a note at and someone will follow up with you this week! If you’re in the race, do you have people running alongside you who will encourage you in your weariness and won’t let you quit? Take the next step to get on mission with us!

For Families with Kids at Home
If you’re able to, spend some time as a family outside today. Reflect on all that God has brought you through, and pray that he would give you the endurance to keep going! Rest in his presence today.