…… Can’t Run This Race With Those “Cement Boots”!
“We have all these great people around us as examples. Their lives tell us what faith means. So we, too, should run the race that is before us and never quit. We should remove from our lives anything that would slow us down and the sin that so often makes us. Hebrews 12:1 (ERV)
“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.” Hebrews 12:1 (MSG)
Let’s seriously consider our current status. Seriously! In many instances we have turned away from the sin – but we are still carrying too much excess “baggage”. So…It’s time to reboot your system and to receive a spiritual upgrade. Let’s kick it up a notch. In this season God is requiring a lifestyle of: discipline, integrity and diligence.
The Lord is saying, “As you begin to become restored to your wealthy place; don’t lose what you’ve acquired in “the wilderness”. It was the lessons which were learned during those years that will empower you today. Simply because your mind has remained focused EARNESTLY and DILIGENTLY towards Him and His attributes – you have been thrust into a new dimension. However, as you gradually or suddenly begin to receive your increase; don’t permit your mindset to begin to drift to: sinful (those things which are a transgression) or wicked (those things which may not be a sin, however, things that we become interwoven with and can taint our anointing) appetites. Don’t begin to slip back into old mindsets; maintain a level of discipline; uphold a level of integrity and adhere to a level of diligence. You must also release from your life EVERYTHING that is no longer necessary in this dimension. Although some things may have been quite beneficial in the past; now….in this dimension…. they are only weights….cement boots! In this dimension; in this portion of the race which you are now running – there is no place for unnecessary weight…. Cement Boots!
I feel that three weights are very prevalent among us namely: worry, non-productive relationships, and “problematic people”…. all are cement boots. All will hinder our ability to walk as the victorious conqueror that we are.
Can you identify the “cement boots” in your spiritual life? God is daily revealing them to you. Whatever or whomever He is attempting to strip from you - don’t try to cling on it or them. Let go! Trust God!
It really all comes to a realization of “TRUST”! When we fully trust God – we will obey God. When we walk in obedience to God, then we will have the ability to retain all that we have acquired during our times of consecration.
So begin now. Ask the Lord to reveal the weights in your life. Then also seek Him for the wisdom to get rid of them…. Because they are only keeping you from running your race with the speed, endurance and tenacity that you have already acquired!