So many times we get caught up in our busy life ! We focus on we truly believe to be the most important thing at the time ! We are constantly juggling our jobs, our kids activities, our relationships or marriages, and still trying to find time for ourselves!
However how do we ever feel like we have done a good job? How do we feel victorious? I know there are countless times I feel like I have failed ! Like I didn’t even finish the race , let a lone win it! Well the answer to that lies deep within one word ! A word I have found to be the backbone to success in this crazy world we live in !! ENDURANCE!!!
How does having endurance help me feel like I came out on top of did my best?? Well let’s take a look!! The very definition alone: the fact or power of enduring an unpleasant process or situation without giving way! Another one states as being able to continue on despite fighting off exhaustion or fatigue! Even the Bible describes our victories are laid within one fact!! DON’T GIVE UP!!!
So you mean all I have to do is not quit and I’m victorious?? YES!!! When we have the endurance to continue to push forward we are winning! But wait: there is more !! More to it than just that!! To have that endurance there is something each person must find! That’s why I said it’s deep within the word!
A person with the courage to endure , will have to have CHARACTER ! You must stand for something! YOU CANNOT endure hardships without character ! Character means you care about how people see you , without carrying about what people think of you! HUH?? Lol : think about it ! You cannot help how people think! But you can do your best! Haters are going to hate! What kind of person are you trying to be ?? That’s what you are striving for , if they can’t see you for that , then they aren’t needed in your life!
You must also have FAITH! To believe in something that you cannot see yet! A runner sometimes cannot see the finish line , but they know it’s there and they want to be the first one across it! You must know what your going after is there ! No matter how bad times get or how many obstacles come in your way , the prize is at the end! The very definition in the Bible comes from Hebrews 11:1″ Now Faith is, the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Notice it says (NOW FAITH) where is your belief now ! Not last year , not tomorrow’s faith !! Your faith right now !!!
Another thing you must pocess is FIGHT! To me FIGHT is the glue that holds this Trinity together! Because without fight , how will you defend yourself! Doubt and unbelievable comes in , says you can’t do it , without fight you’djust walk away! You must have fight in you from deep down that says NO!! HIT ME AGAIN, I WILL GET BACK UP! I WILL CONTINUE TO LOOK DEFEAT, AND DEATH, AND FAILURE RIGHT IN THE EYE !! That’s fight!! The one thing that keeps you going! That keeps you getting up and showing up and coming back to the cause !
In closing there is one more thing!! You must have SUPPORT! People who are there for you and only you! They put themselves aside despite what they are going through and encourage , and hold you accountable for who you are and what you are ! Without them you could very easily be overwhelmed and loose focus and fall victim! My wife and some others are my SUPPORT! Jennifer has stiff by me at my worst, and never judged me for being less than my best! Only pushed and encouraged and got real with me to keep fighting, have faith , and never ever let me forget my character ! Endurance ; the key to victory!!
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