Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional August 11th – Lay It Aside

(How To Run Your Race And Win)

TO THE BIBLE: Hebrews 12:1
“…Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us”

God’s dream is to see you walk in His Word and manifest to the world the greatness He placed within you. Fulfilling your God-given purpose, dreams and aspirations is like running a race.

And if you’re going to successfully run that race as a child of God, you have to lay aside every weight; that is, every distraction, burden or impediment, and run with patience, with your gaze firmly fixed on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of your faith (Hebrews 12:1-2).

“Weight” is any trait or character that’s not of God, capable of hindering you from attaining your God-given potential. Pride is a typical example: the Bible says God resists the proud but gives more grace to the humble (James 4:6).

Talking about Jesus, Paul said, “And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name” (Philippians 2:8-9)! Jesus ran His race and won.

You too can win your race by laying aside pride and every other attitude that’s not of God, because such things frustrate the grace of God upon your life.

So, I encourage you to give attention to learning God’s Word, because it’s the material for renewing your mind (Romans 12:2) and taking on the character of Christ.

Go Deeper
Joshua 1:8; Proverbs 16:18

God’s Word is working and producing results in me today! I declare that I run the race set before me with patience, as I lay aside every weight, hindrance, trait or character that could limit me from attaining my God-given potential, and destiny in God!

Daily Bible Reading
Romans 12:17-13:1-14, Psalms 89
Luke 15:1-10, Judges 19

Speak the Word to yourself and address any trait or habit that isn’t consistent with God’s Word.

About the author

Rev. Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D, the President of LoveWorld Inc. , a dynamic, multifaceted, global ministry, is the author of Rhapsody of Realities, the world’s #1 daily devotional, and more than 30 other books. He’s a dedicated minister of God’s Word whose message has brought the reality of the divine life to the hearts of many.


Millions have been affected by his television broadcast, “Atmosphere For Miracles,” which brings God’s divine presence right into people’s homes. The scope of his television ministry extends throughout the world with LoveWorld satellite television networks delivering qualitative Christian programming to a global audience.


At the world-renowned Healing School, he manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ and has helped many receive healing through the operation of the gifts of the Spirit.


Pastor Chris has a passion to reach the peoples of the world with God’s presence—a divine commission he’s fulfilled for more than 30 years through various outreaches, crusades, as well as several other platforms that have helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s Word.

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