It’s the end of the day, you got everything done today, and you feel a sense of peace.
But it wasn’t like this all day, at different times of the day you had to endure and press through to reach this point. Endurance got you here, but it may not have been smooth you may have whinnied, you may have lost self-control at some point, but in the end you had to push through to finish the work that needed to be done.
Our lives are extremely busy for most of us we take on more things than we should ever try to do. There are many reasons for this but that is not the point of todays EFMag. Today we are talking about and looking to understand that in this life, we have to have endurance to finish the race that is before us. What is endurance? Dictionary.com defines endurance this way:
1.the fact or power of enduring or bearing pain, hardships, etc.
2.the ability or strength to continue or last, especially despite fatigue, stress or other adverse conditions; stamina: He has amazing physical endurance. Endurance is the character trait of a hero, to press through pain and discomfort to complete a task, or assignment. We all have the ability to have and to live with endurance to get through the rough and hard times of our days. A hero endures and fights on, is a big statement. If we are enduring then we are going through hard ships, and endurance is what allows us to fight on. Without endurance we would quit and give up. The Bible is very clear that we all have the ability to receive and live out of endurance.
Romans 15:5 puts it this way.
May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus. God gives out endurance and strength to us when we call on Him and ask for it. He also gives us encouragement to press on. The task and the job that we have been given to complete will stretch us and test us, and in the end will cause us to be dependent upon God to get the job done. This is the mission, to tell the world that Jesus is Lord and that He loves the world. We are all on a mission from God to carry out the message of Jesus Christ!
If you are living out this mission then you will need endurance and you will need to depend on God every step of the way! A hero endures and fights on, is a character trait that we each need to have to see our family and friends come to know who Jesus is. So press on and depend on God!
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Written and Posted by The XGT Experience Team of leaders