// Read Hebrew 12:1-3 //
12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
One of the realities of a Christian life is endurance experience. You will face things and issues in life that you have to endure in order to overcome them. Endurance of hardness proves that you are a good soldier of Christ not a Civilian (II Timothy 2:3).
You need to also endure in order to help the faith of some in Christ Jesus (II Timothy 2:10).
Endurance of chastisement is also another experience of a believer (Hebrew 12:7; 2) when you endure you will eventually enjoy life. But if it is enjoyment you are looking for in the days of enduring, you will eventually begin to endure in the day you are supposed to be enjoying.
PRAYER: Pray for grace to endure.