The Star Wars universe consistently demonstrates the fight between the dark and light sides of the force. In the Force Awakens, we find a character that becomes aware of the horror of the destruction that surrounds his life as a Stormtrooper. For the rest of the movie we see a man running from this life and to one with a renewed purpose. Like runners in a race Paul encourages us to forget what is behind and strain toward the goal that is ahead. We press on with all energy because God himself has made us his own.