Becoming our Best for Christ!
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience 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 is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
This is one of the great stirring passages of the Bible, with it the writer has attempted to inspire those who know the Lord Jesus to strive to reach their highest potential for the glorious cause of Christ.
How can this greatness be accomplished?
1. Recognizing the “Together” factor. The writer used “we”, “us”, and “our” on purpose. A rope with many strands is not easily broken and Christian friends pulling together are not easily defeated. We must consistently seek out ways to connect with our church family and friends.
2. Remembering the Example of Christ. For the goal set before Him, He endured all things. If Jesus could endure like that, with His presence so can we.
3. Realizing the Potential of Our Lives. To greatly encourage those around us; to allow Christ to complete and prefect our faith; to finish the tasks and purposes of our life; to ultimately stand with Christ and hear His “Well done, thou good and faith servant”.
The songwriters truly stated, “It will be worth it all after while"…"What a day that will be when my Jesus I shall see..."