Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, 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, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2

In the Christian life, Jesus Christ our Lord is our only and perfect example to follow in every situation. Following in His example enables us to endure in our moments of trials and remain steadfast in our times of triumph. He was a man like us and He is able to identify with all our weaknesses. He was tempted in every way just as we are, yet without sin and He is able to help those who are currently facing trials and temptations.

If you will give Him your undivided attention, look away from all distractions around you and fix your eyes only on Him, He will not only help you to stand the test no matter the heat, He will also enlarge the path under you so that your feet did not slip but made strong like the deer’s and you will walk victoriously on your high places.

On the contrary, if you shift your gaze from Him for a moment, doubt will arise, fear will make you to despair and anxiety will make you sink into the ocean of adversity. As you set out this new day/week, may the Lord God help you to look only unto Jesus and follow in His examples wherever you go and in whatever you do in order that you may not stumble and fall but remain strong and standing in victory in every situation in Jesus name. Good morning and do have a blessed week.

Your brother,

Olufemi Babalola