Endurance is challenging, especially when you are faced with adversity. Your natural reaction is to quit or to hide, but instead God wants us to stand. Standing is an act of faith and a struggle of the will. We are encouraged in Scripture to stand and see the salvation of the Lord. As exciting as this Scripture might be, in the middle of life’s moments, this is the last thing you want to do.
For the past month, I have been learning to endure in personal fitness. A long time ago, I made exercise a priority twice a day. I would complete 15 to 20 minutes of cardio and finish the workout with weight training. Needless to say, life happened.
God never promised us a problem-free life. He did promise that He could use our pain and turn it into goodness. Know that every moment of stretching, discomfort, or pain will be used to develop you.
You might have felt like you would succumb to the rain. You might even have felt like the heat would never cease. In spite of it all, despite of what your senses said, you have grown stronger and more resilient.
God always presents us with the choice to listen or the results of addressing matters from our perspective. He uses both options to show the rewards for our obedience in listening (victory) or the consequences in our inattention (defeat).