Hebrew 12:1-2 “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, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith”
To endure is to go the distance even when the odds are against us. The one who endures is not the one who does not encounter struggles. It is rather the one who press through these struggle to the finish line. As we endure what life throws at us, let us commit that even unto death we will keep going. Even if death does occur we have resurrection in the life of Christ.
In Hebrew 12, the writer is saying that we should lay aside the weight that holds us back. If we are to move forward then this has to be done. If something is holding us back then the only way for us to move forward is to let go of whatever this thing is. Our ability to endure is dependent on how mush we can let go of yesterday and move forward into tomorrow.
To Endure Is To Never Give Up
The most important aspect of endurance is the proclivity to never give up. As we move along, we will meet up on situations that will bring us to our knees. There are real hurts and real wounds with real scars that will bring us to surrender. The antidote to get through these moments is the attitude to endure. For sure we will fall short along the way but this is where the grace of God comes in.
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God will meet us at our need and He will help us as you go. Our job is to stay focused on the prize that has been set before us and to commit that no matter what happens we will keep going. I implore you to keep keeping on and to run your race with endurance.
As We Conclude
You might be greeted daily with the thought of giving in. This my friends, happens to the best of us. We all face situations that are unbearable and that’s why we have to rely on God who is greater than the greatest. As we endure ,let us lean on the promises of God, that He will never leave us nor forsake us, and that the work that he has started He will complete.
Let us trust in the Lord with our whole attitude, never giving way for weakness but surrendering to strength. We can endure and we must endure. As you go, never forget that it is not by your might nor by your power that you endure, but it is through the Spirit of God that strengthens the bones of the weak. Be strong and courageous and never give up!
Useful Prayer: Dear God, I pray that you will meet me at my weakness and grant me your eternal strength that I may endure to the finish line. You are greater than every weakness and I depend on you in all areas of my life. Surround me with Your Love. Amen.eve