Cindy Grasso

Persevere

“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, 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.  Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” Hebrews 12:1-3 NIV

– Since you are surrounded by the faith stories of those who have persevered through fierce trials, don’t give up.

– What is keeping you from being who God has called you to be in the life He has given you to live? Whatever it is, ask God to empower you to throw it off and get rid of it. You don’t need it.

– Run with perseverance the race marked out for all those who follow Jesus: to be His witnesses, to love others with His love, to serve others gracefully and to give testimony to the truth of who Jesus is and what He did for them.

– Get your eyes off what other people are doing and keep your eyes fixed on Jesus.

– Persevere until you cross the finish line.

– Look past the pain to the goal and capture the joy found there.

– Consider the truth that Jesus faced unimaginable opposition and pain so that you don’t lose heart when you do.

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