By Greg Laurie
“Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts.”
—2 Timothy 2:22
I don’t think I’m an actual hoarder, but I do save a lot of things. It drives my wife, Cathe, crazy because she’s very neat and tidy. For instance, I always bring extra items with me when I travel. But sometimes these things slow me down.
When we’re running the race of life, however, we don’t want any excess baggage. If we want to win, then we need to run light.
The Bible tells us, “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” (Hebrews 12:1 NLT).