June 13:2021

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.
Hebrews 12:1 (NKJV)


In life, everyone strives to make progress, to become better and to achieve their goals and dreams. In the process of pursuing these dreams, there are things that may hinder one from achieving them. They could be habits, attitudes, theories or strategies that have been formed or developed over time.

Yet, if we must push forward and make progress, there is a need to deal with these issues. For some, there may be a need to change those theories or strategies, drop certain attitudes or habits or have a reset of mindset from the things which may be slowing him/her down.

Paul said, “I discipline my body and bring it into subjection lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified” (1 Corinthians 9:27). In other words, he denied himself of some things he would have loved to do or began to do some things which were important for the fulfilment of his purpose. The whole essence of the discipline was to ensure that nothing hindered him from achieving his purpose.

From our text, the Lord admonishes us to do away with unnecessary baggage and outright things that we, as children of God, should not be involved in because He knows they will affect the achievement of our goals and the fulfilment of our dreams.

Paul also said, “All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any” (1 Corinthians 6:12). We need to keep our lives simple so that we do not get overwhelmed by things that are unnecessary or irrelevant to the achievement of our goals.

Beloved, there is a need therefore to detect those things that have become WEIGHTS and BESETTING SINS in your life and do away with them so you can make progress in life.


Additional Scripture Reference(s): Song of Solomon 2:15

Prayer & Confession of Faith

I will assess my progress so far in the achievement of my goals and dream, and identify those things that may be hindering my progress or slowing me down. I will get rid of them so that I can make meaningful progress and ultimately fulfil God's purpose for my life. Amen!

One Year Bible Reading: Acts 23


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prayer of salvation

As you read, I trust that this devotional will be an avenue of blessing in your life. I invite you to get born again by saying the following prayer:

"Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for loving me. Thank You for sending Your Son Jesus to die for my sins. I receive Jesus into my heart to save me and I accept and confess Him as my Lord. I believe that You raised Him from the dead for my justification. I accept and confess Jesus Christ as my Savior and my Lord. I receive eternal life into my spirit and I am now a new creation. Old things have passed away." Amen.

Congratulations! You are now a child of God.

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