Endurance is the Key

Destiny is a long-distance race where endurance is the key to winning. – T.D. Jakes 

Starting a new job this month I walked into it thinking that it would be one thing when it turned out to be another. I did not feel like I fit in with the other employees. I felt out-of-place. I felt confused on how to do my job.

My second day working at my job I began to cry. I was frustrated. I work at a nursing home as an activity aid. Caring for other and making their day is something I truly enjoy doing.  Going into this job I thought is would love it. I thought it would be something I would look forward going to every day. I wanted to quit when I just started.

The third day of my job rolled around and it was national Prayer Day. Many of the residents wanted to pray in the chapel at the nursing home. I was glad to take them. One of the elderly women told me that they never really come in here. I could tell , because it seemed to become a storage room instead. She then told me that they used to have pastors come and preach to them.

My mind began to wonder. Maybe God sent me here , because He wanted to use me. The very next day I asked my boss if I could start a Bible Study. She agreed that would be a great idea.

Why do we quit so easily when things don’t go our way?

Why do we let the smallest frastration get in the way of a plan God has in store for us?

I ask myself these questions all the time. I tell myself that God made me to be bold and couragous. I should not be fearful walking into the unknown. Yet, sometimes I am fearful. The key is to push past the fear. To get out of our comfort zone . Staying in a safe place we will get the same results. Pushing out toward the unknown is where God really shows us how He can use us. He just wants us to put our trust in Him through the long-distance race we call “life”. Endurance is the key.

We can rejoice too , when we run into problems and trials , for we know that they are good for us – they help us learn to endure. And endurance develops strength of the character in us , and character strengthens our confident expectation of salvation. And this expectation will not disappoint us . For we know how dearly God loves us , because He has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with His love. – Romans 5: 3-5

6 Comments

  1. Really good read. Makes me think of James 1:2-4 “Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind 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.”

  2. It is helping me these days to see all my circumstances through the eyes of joy ful anticipation that God is wonderful and He has something brilliant up His sleeve to get me more ready to step into the person He says I am and to bless others or blow Satan away. All of that works to get me a grateful heart. It’s so good to know God always has my back. I love your story. How’s the Bible study coming along?

    Reblogging this post!👍😁

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