When you’re ready to give up and give in, consider Hebrews 12:2-3 and what Jesus faced for you.
The joy set before him – for which he endured the cross – was the glory of God and the fulfilling of the Father’s will. It was the mission of bringing forgiveness, salvation, and redemption to the world.
When you remember all Jesus endured, it’s not as easy to grow weary and lose heart.
It’s easy to fix our eyes on the wrong things. But what does it mean to fix our eyes on Jesus? It means to think about Him, focus on Him, make Him the object of our affection, and the desire of our hearts.
The longer you sin, the more it entangles you. Don’t wait to seek forgiveness until you’re in over your head. It’s much easier to throw off sin when you acknowledge it early. Jesus will set you free; you simply need to ask.
Something can start out as a harmless hobby and become a hindrance to your faith. Consider the obvious activities that deplete you, but also look for the good things that have begun to occupy your thoughts and your time. What good things should you cast off as you strive for greater things?