Developing Endurance

We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. Romans 5:3-4 NLT

What do you do when you find yourself in the midst of circumstances that seem to overwhelm you? Do you curl up in bed and say that you can’t understand what is happening to you? Or do you wonder why God is punishing you? Well when the difficulties of life come your way, they have purpose in you. The purpose is not to break you but to make you. 

God allows experiences into your life to develop you. Have you ever seen a rusty old piece of metal that seems worthless? Well in the hands of a gifted worker that old worthless piece of metal can be cleaned and polished to a shine. The cleaning is abrasive, but necessary to remove the impurities. 1 Corinthians 10:13 says, “The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.” Sometimes, there is a need to rid your life of impurities so God allows some abrasive issues in our lives to clean and polish you off to a shine. You develop endurance through adversity.

Thought for Today: Trials serve their purpose

Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory

4 thoughts on “Developing Endurance

  1. Very good, never give up. Keep going. Hold on. God’s rewards await us in the distant future not near the beginning; and we don’t know how many steps it will take to reach the prize. No breaks or time outs exist; we must work every day of our life. It has been said, “Life is like reading a book. It begins to make sense when we near the end.” Endurance maintains the stamina needed to see the end and embrace the prize. So fight another round, rise another time, and, above all, don’t let go.

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