There is one word, one idea, one focus that will help you be a finisher, whether it’s a fast, losing weight or making changes in your life and that is perseverance. Scripture tells us this very thing in Galatians 6:9…And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
Anyone can start but not everyone finishes. A heart of perseverance says you’re not going to give up regardless of how you feel and it continues moving forward when maybe everyone around you is quitting. But what I love about it most is that God tells us, “if we don’t quit in the good we’re doing, we will reap a harvest.” It’s His promise and He doesn’t lie. Maybe in this time of prayer and fasting you’ve felt like giving up, or maybe God is asking you to do something but it feels too hard…Keep Pressing On! Your harvest is right around the corner.
Charles Spurgeon said it this way “By perseverance the snail reached the ark.” Be the snail and keep going! You’ve got this (with the Holy Spirit) because the Holy Spirit will give you the strength to persevere if you lean into Him.
Praying for you! Pastor Patrick