Today’s Five minute Friday prompt word is endure. You can join in the fun here: https://fiveminutefriday.com
Winning a prize. I can’t say I would be happy to win a place in a Marathon, triathlon or Iron man race.
But people do and are even overjoyed by it!
Personally it is not something I would want to do or let my body endure. However people are all different and some people love putting their mental and physical wellbeing through all sorts of strain just to get that bright shiny medal.
There is nothing wrong with this it just isn’t my idea of fun.
My race is life. It’s how I choose to live it. My end goal, prize, shiny medal is eternity in heaven with Jesus.
I can’t just say Jesus I believe your the son of God and that you died for me. Even though he did.
I can’t expect forgiveness every time I tell Jesus I messed up again on purpose. Even though I get that forgiveness. It is limitless.
My race is how I choose to live each day. Do I choose to reflect the light of Jesus in all my actions or hide them under a basket.
Jesus never promises us an easy life. Every one, however perfect their life looks has probably endured or is enduring pain, heartache and hardship.
We can give up on our race in mile 1 or 25 or we can ask the Holy Spirit to sustain and carry us when our endurance feels like it’s done and we just want everything to be over.
The prize at the end will be worth it beyond imagination.