Halfmom, AKA, Susan left a comment recently that I believe the Lord used to minister to me and help me. She simply quoted Hebrews 12:1-2 which is a great reminder to us in Jesus that our lives are a marathon race along the path that God has laid out before us. And the point that ministered to me especially is that we're in this for the long haul.
Endurance seems terribly unexciting and even grim, like "grim and bear it". But this is exactly what we need to do. Much of life will seem mundane at times, even though in Jesus nothing is really mundane. But we'll be bored, and worse than that at times, sorely tempted to quit.
Why do so many Christians seem so enthusiastic for the Lord yet seem by and by to flag and lose out entirely in their enthusiasm? Could it be that we fail to realize that this life in Jesus is an endurance race we're to run? I think this can be a large part of the problem for many of us.
Of course in this race we're to throw off all that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles us and we're to focus on Jesus, on his life, how he lived. All the while running, yes living out this faith as those who are committed to running the race to the finish.
Hopefully this will encourage someone out there as it encouraged me today. And more than that, help keep us on track in the way of Jesus for the rest of our lives.
What would you add to this?