“Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, 2 keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith.” Hebrews 12:1-2 (CSB)
Do you ever go through the day and think, “Wow, I am totally worn out but don’t feel like I have accomplished anything.”? It is as if we have spent the day trying to make progress while all the while slipping on ice with no grip to be found.
On a recent day while walking my dog Olivia around the lake at one our local parks she discovered a frog. I found it kind of odd and at first thought the frog had gotten himself frozen and stuck in the ice. Low and behold though he was alive and trying to swim on the ice as he would in the water. Watch the following video, chuckle a little, and then I will discuss this further. Please scroll down after the video.
Remind you of yourself sometimes. Trying hard to move forward with much effort and little progress. Don’t lose heart but recognize that this is how God has designed things to go sometimes. To remind us through faith and promise that He is there.
Many times He is trying to instill endurance and perseverance into our lives. Endurance and perseverance help to increase our faith and prove that we truly believe what God says is true and that we will hang in there. We must keep pushing and striving to fulfill His will for where He has placed us in this world and the situation where we currently reside to do His will. Often times it is not to teach or instruct us, but to remind us that He is the one in control. The one guiding our steps even when those steps are on ice and we just keep slipping when we try to move forward. For in the end and in His time we will arrive at the place He has promised.
“For you need endurance, so that after you have done God’s will, you may receive what was promised.” Hebrews 10:36 (CSB)