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One of the most important values, qualities, we can develop is endurance.
Endure means suffer (something painful or difficult) patiently. Endurance is the power to withstand something challenging. If you run a marathon, you will need lots of endurance to run the more than 26 miles. In other words, for any of us to truly walk with God, serve Him, become successful in life, we must learn and cultivate endurance.
The apostle Paul said we must endure hardship as a good soldier (2 Timothy 2:3). In other words, we must serve God and never quit or give up. Too many dreams are lost because someone gave up too quickly. They gave up because they became tired, or maybe felt overwhelmed in life, not seeing the progress they thought should be happening. We quit way too often. People quit just because it’s hard or is taking too long.
We should learn to endure. Jesus said those who endure to the end will be saved (Matthew 10:22). Endurance is a quality we all must possess in order to serve God. To be successful, we all must learn to handle the hardships, the setbacks in life. We will all face them. But how will you face them? By quitting or giving up? Or by continually pressing forward, realizing you aren’t alone?
God is with us and for us.
Just a thought,
Published on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 @ 6:48 AM MDT
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