With His words of cheer ringing in your heart.
In reflection most of us go through many such days and years even. We get complacent to the point we don't realize that the ones running the race beside us are the ones trying to take us out. Somewhere along the edges of reality we hear the taunts and we severely under estimate the consequences of not paying attention.
If you think your enemy is complacent you better think again. He is on a mission that he hopes will end in your ultimate demise.
So brothers and sisters running this race with me, stay strong and alert. The minute you fall, and you will, get up quickly and know who's your caregiver.
Just on a final note; the word "press" for the mark in these verses means... to suffer persecution.
This race is not easy, nor is it uneventful, but it's worth running.
Run that you might win Christ!
I'm hid with Christ!