In Hebrews 11 we heard about all of the people who acted by faith, and Hebrews 12 reminds us that these people are great witnesses for us. That we should try and follow their example, and leave behind those things in our lives that are barriers to becoming the persons that God wants us to be. This laying aside or leaving behind isn’t a one time event, but an hourly/daily one.
On your pilgrimage may your spiritual practices give the hope, discernment, and courage you need to run your race, keeping your focus on where God wants to direct you versus your own plans. Blessings on your spiritual journey! Vernon T.