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, Hebrews 12:1
We are called to set aside every weight and every hindrance. In our walk with Christ we should be growing in maturity on a daily basis. It requires that we draw near to Christ each day. We have a responsibility in our walk with Christ. The great cloud of witnesses are those who went before us and have faithfully followed the Lord. We are saved by God's grace and should live our lives solely for the glory of the name of Jesus.