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- Two years ago this week….
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- God’s Timing
- Walking in Faith
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- If God is so loving, why is there so much suffering?
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- Why Doesn’t God Answer My Prayers?
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|Lance Armstrong leading the pack in the Tour de France|
When you think of endurance, you may think of Lance Armstrong riding the 2200 miles of the Tour de France. Or it may take you to your last turn on the treadmill when you tried to stay on it for 30 minutes.
Endurance: the fact or power of enduring an unpleasant or difficult situation or process without giving way.
Similar words are persistence, perseverance, tenacity, patience.
Where patience is more waiting it out without complaining – accepting the uncontrollable, persistence and perseverance mean keep on keeping on.
Endurance can also mean tolerance – putting up with something.
What happens when we build up our endurance? We get stronger. What do we need to do to build up endurance? Well, like Lance Armstrong, he needs to train and train hard to get his body ready to endure 2200 miles in 21 days.
The race that many people are running these days is extremely frustrating. Every time you turn and think you’re near the finish line, a brick-wall roadblock appears. What do you do? Well, if you trained properly and prepared yourself, you’ll have the stamina to climb over the wall, go around it or have the strength and proper tools to knock it down.
Where does one get the training? The Bible.
In Galatians 5:16-25, the Apostle Paul is showing us that when we accept Christ and we receive His gift of the Holy Spirit, we get wonderful character qualities like patience, kindness and self-control as well as love, peace and joy.
In Romans 5:2-5, Paul tells us that we’re going to have trials in life and that we should be happy because trials build perseverance (endurance), which then builds character and character builds hope.
Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” ~John 16:33
Turn to Jesus and He will help you endure.
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