Finish the race with Endurance

Written By Eddie Duke

Hebrews 12:1-2 reads

“And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus…” 

When I bike, I always start from the same location that I am going to end at – at our house.  In my mind, I am focused on returning home the whole time I am biking.  As the miles go by, I pass markers that I have come to know very well.  When I take those final two lefts, I know that I am close.  Everything I pass is a reminder that I am closer to finishing and I just need to stay focused on the goal of finishing. 

The word for ‘endurance’ is a word which means a quality of character that does not allow you to quit. 

Why don’t I quit when I am biking?  Because everything is marked out for me.  I know the territory and I know when I am getting a little closer to finishing.  It’s easier to endure when you know the course is marked out for you. 

Your life and my life is not an accident. 

It is a life that has been marked out by God for His glory and for our benefit.  With every landmark we pass, we get a little closer to the finish.  Keep our eyes fixed on Jesus and realize with everything we pass, we are closer to finishing. 

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