“…and let us run with patience the race that is set before us” – Hebrews 12:1c
The word “patience” here doesn’t mean the ability to thread a needle, it but literally means “endurance.” It means bearing up under some load, some challenge.
Are you looking for an easy way, a cheap way, a lazy way to serve God? All honey and no bees? A life of ease? You just want to say, “O, I’m so happy in Jesus.” Listen, this business of running this race means that you are going to go at it with all your heart.
You may be on a sick bed or in a wheelchair, but no one is excluded. We are to run with endurance. When you watch someone running, do you notice how intense he is? If you are in this race, you need to pray over it, you need to weep over it, you need to study over it, you need to work over it.
ACTION POINT: I have learned that God does business with those who mean business. Being saved and running your race is a full-time occupation. Do not settle any longer for being a part-time Christian. Commit fully to following Jesus.