Perseverance: The Race of a Lifetime
Perseverance. It is a concept I face every day. I wake up each morning and pray for the strength to listen to a suffering husband. I join him with every fiber of my being. I love him. As I watch my son worry about his future, I pray for the guidance to help alleviate it. In the end, I worry with him because I love him.
I can’t help but wonder… Is this my race? If so, I must be a cross country runner. This race is a challenge! Do I get any breaks? Okay, now I sound like a whiner. I never was a good athlete. I open my Bible and read Hebrews 12 once again.
The phrase ‘Keep our eyes on Jesus’ leaps off the page. The key to a successful race is before my very eyes! Now how do I do that? I start flipping through the worn pages looking for the answer. In my search, I find a song.
I meditate on what I’ve discovered then close my Bible. Prayers are awesome but I need to bury myself in the Lord. God wants all of me not just my words. He’s waiting to pour His very strength into me and promises to do so much more.