I like how the NLT puts this most impactful of images of how we pursue being disciples: “We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus....”. The means to running the race is so very simple. We look for every other means, but it’s much more simple and full of trust than the exercise of our own effort. It is living in this living relationship.
Honestly, this gets easier the more I see of him, for when my eyes are upon him, his beauty, grace, majesty and strength make laying all else aside easier as the years move on.