For you need endurance so that, having done the will of God, you may receive the promise.
In 2014, shortly after I broke up with my girlfriend, I really focused on losing weight. I did a lower calorie, two meal diet. I remember when I first started, I was so hungry. Without supper, I was so hungry that I couldn’t really focus on anything. So I went to bed early so I could get up and eat the next day.
It was so hard to not eat, especially when we had office parties, birthday parties, and free food. The first three weeks were the hardest. But I remembered my goal and kept to it. In the end, I lost 40 lbs in 5 months. I was the lightest I had been since high school.
I endured to the end because I knew that the prize was worth it. I had tons of energy, fit into all my old clothes, and looked really good. I ended up getting back together with my girlfriend and we’ve been happily married for 4 years.
God wants us to endure to the end. All the trials, pains, and loss of this world will be worth being able to live with God in heaven. God will give us the strength to endure to the end. You just need to ask Him for it, today.
God, give me the strength to do Your will and endure to the end. Help me to focus on the prize of living with You forever. In Jesus Name, I pray, Amen.