Off To A Good Start?
by Randy Chambers, 2014-08-08
Hebrews 10:36, NIV: You need to persevere so that when you have
done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.
Resolve, endurance, fortitude, perseverance, determination, steadfastness,
tenacity--all characteristic of someone who holds the course, fights the good
fight, and finishes the race. Many there are who with great bursts of
energy jet from the starting line once inspired to follow Christ more
closely. Many there are who quickly lose steam and falter, fade in their
own strength, and fall far short of the finish line. So many of us start
out strong, only to give up when the Christian life becomes a struggle. We
grow weary. We tire. Our inspiration turns to hopelessness.
Our enthusiasm becomes exhausted. Why is it so many of us give up?
Perhaps we have forgotten what we live for, would fight for, and were at one
time ready to die for. Perhaps the obstacles have taken toll and left us
without of anything left to give. We do have hope in Christ. He will
help us get through. But we must not lose sight of our purpose, goal and
our Lord. We must not give up. We must not quit. We must find
through Jesus the determination to carry on.