Hebrews 12:1–Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
We are not alone. Every decision that we make is witnessed by the saints who have gone on before; all the people listed in chapter 11 who lived by faith are watching. As a result, we are to throw off the sin that is surrounding us and which is threatening to slow us down and trip us up. We cannot run this race to the best of our ability if we are being held back by things. He alone is our focus as we are running the race marked out before us.
Father, when I think about the witnesses that are watching and all they went through, I realize that my complaints are silly and petty. Help me to throw off everything that is holding me back so that today I can run exactly as You have marked for me to run. I will stay focused only on You.