Hebrews 12:1 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.

There are some figurative weights we need to put down. These weights slow us down from completing the purposes God has for us. A big weight we must all lay aside consistently is the weight of failure.

We’ve all experienced a version of failure. We’ve had failed relationships, failed marriages, failed businesses, failed in school, etc. If we allow them, those failures can shape the way we think. We’ll refuse to ever trust again because we had a failed relationship or marriage. We’ll refuse to step out on faith because we failed in our last business. God may be attempting to bless us with something, but if we’re still holding on to the weight of past failures, we’ll never be in the mindset to receive what He has.

Let’s take away the weight of failures by focusing on Jesus and all that He’s accomplished for us including, turning our shame of failures into glory.