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..–Hebrews 12:1-2
What weights are in your life that are keeping you from the promise? Athletes run the race to win a prize, but only one can win. The prize that they win will fade away. But the prize that we win will be eternity.