Have Endurance


Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. -James 1:2-4 NLT


Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. -James 1:2-4 NLT

Life is a race.

The Bible says you, as a Christian, have been chosen to bring life to the dead, sight to the blind, and freedom to the captives.

The enemy of your soul is on a race as well. He wants to keep what has been his for generations and to stop Christ followers from taking it from him. He knows you are trying to steal the souls that once belonged to him.

People in the world need encouragement to keep running, to stay the course when all seems lost. They need you to cheer them on as they finish their race and break free forever.

If you are a Christian, even though you know the truth, the enemy is still pounding the pavement right along with you, throwing everything he can at you so that you will quit and be caught up in your own despair. He knows a person in despair cannot see clearly enough to run any race, let alone win it.

In Christ, there is no rat race. Christ already won the race and so have you.

Prayer Focus

  • Pray that God is able to help you encourage and cheer others on while they are on their race.
  • Pray for endurance and strength as you run your own race.

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