Following Jesus is often described in the Bible as running the race.  The race we run is not always easy.  It's sometimes difficult to maintain a growing faith, life gets in the way.  Hebrews 12:1-2 gives us three practical steps we can take to help us “run” this race effectively.  Three steps to help strengthen out faith: 1) remove distractions, 2) run with endurance, and 3) keep your focus on Jesus.  Over the next three weeks we will look at each one of these steps and how you can implement them in your walk with God.  The race may be difficult but God has given us a key to help as run better.