When quoting scripture, context is everything. Let’s look at Hebrews 12.2 in context.
Right before the verse in the graphic, we read this:
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us… Hebrews 12.1
THAT is how we keep our eyes on Jesus – because He surrounds us with cheerleaders of faith, who are cheering us on.
Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people; then you won’t become weary and give up. After all, you have not yet given your lives in your struggle against sin. Hebrews 12.3
THAT is why we keep our eyes on Him – if He didn’t weary and give up – why would we? After all…
God hasn’t asked me to give my life in death as I struggle…yet.
I presume because you’re reading this, you can say the same thing.
Since I have my own cheerleading squad in the halls of heaven, cheering me on, high-fiving, fist-bumping, I am determined to run this life race in such a manner that is pleasing to my good, good Father.
I want to RUN.
I want to ENDURE.
I want to NOT GIVE-UP.