Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Thursday to you all! I’m so glad that you stopped by today…and my prayer for you; is that God will ALWAYS give you the strength to press on and never give up…Amen!!
This morning, as I have been looking back on my life…I see a well-traveled road of deep pain and heartache. Even to this day, I continue to go through many things…and believe me when I say; it’s not always easy to keep ones head above the troubled waters. Even while facing these difficult times; God continues to bring hope and the strength I need to keep pressing on, through a Bible verse in Matthew 24:13, which says… “But he who endures to the end shall be saved.”
I have not only seen my life as a long and difficult journey; but also as a race…a race that will eventually lead me right into heaven…to a place where I will live in peace, while the memories of the past and the pain I bear, will be no more.
As I have been thinking deeper into these words that God has laid upon my heart; I think about a competitive race…one that can be long and grueling, with obstacles in the way. This kind of a race can seem unending…and sometimes these obstacles we face can be so difficult to get over; but I have found that when my eyes are away from the obstacles ahead…to focus on the prize that awaits me; then the race does become an easier race to run.
You know…sometimes I think that the moments that make us feel the need to give up the most, while running this race through life…can be brought about by sizing up each obstacle, while allowing our own thoughts to dictate what stands before us. I have come to see that when I get side-tracked into this way of thinking; then these obstacles standing before me begins to weigh me down…and before I know it…I am convinced that I will never make it.
One thing I can say for sure; is that Satan isn’t going to make this race easy, for those who are truly devoted to Christ…for he’s the one who will continually place each obstacle in our way…to cause a fall that can attempt to keep us down and out of commission with Christ…and even life itself.
We must remember that when a circumstance takes us down…that we should never remain there; but rather, we should allow God’s strength to bring us back to our feet, while shaking the dust of that circumstance from us; so we can continue once more to run the race that’s set before us.
As we close our time together today, I would like to encourage you by saying… “Don’t allow Satan to make you lose out on an eternity of peace, joy and eternal bliss; by giving up and giving into the struggles you’re facing right now…“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.” (2 Corinthians 4:17)
Today, my prayer is that God will ALWAYS be there to give us the strength to press on…and to never give up or give into the obstacles that Satan may place before us…Amen!!
Have a very blessed day…and I will see you soon!
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