(Hebrews 12:1 NLT) Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.
• Give the pen back.
√ You’ll get new strength.
(Genesis 32:24-25 NLT) … Jacob all alone in the camp, and a man came and wrestled with him until the dawn began to break. When the man saw that he would not win the match, he touched Jacob’s hip and wrenched it out of its socket.
(Matthew 11:28-29 NIV) “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
√ You get a new identity.
(Genesis 32:27-28 NLT) “What is your name?” the man asked. He replied, “Jacob.” “Your name will no longer be Jacob,” the man told him. “From now on you will be called Israel, because you have fought with God and with men and have won.”
√ Humbleness precedes break through.
(Psalm 25:9 NLT) He leads the humble in doing right, teaching them his way.
(Psalm 69:32 NLT) The humble will see their God at work and be glad. Let all who seek God’s help be encouraged.
√ Stop looking for yourself outside of God.
(Acts 17:27-28 MSG) He doesn’t play hide-and-seek with us. He’s not remote; he’s near . We live and move in him, can’t get away from him!
√ When you find yourself on God’s terms, YOU FIND FULFILLMENT.
(Romans 12:2 NLT) Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.