“Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising he shame and has set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
–Hebrews 12: 1-2
We are only able to gain salvation through Jesus Christ because he endured as a man to the end of His race, so that as fully man and fully God, He could pay the penalty for our sin so that we may enter in.
If we look around us, many people give up very easily on living for God. But it you learn to live with God’s passion working through you, He will give you the strength to tackle what He wants accomplished in your life.