When we first start to push our body to do what we want it to do, instead of what it wants, it's an absolute struggle! Your body will talk back to you, telling you to stop, you can't take it, it hurts too bad, you're doing too much, you can't go that far, it doesn't really matter, etc. but the more we choose for it, instead of it choosing for us, we start to see change - we build endurance to finish what we started. In this walk with and in Christ, the exact same thing can happen! You've experienced moves of God in the past, you prayed more, you studied more, He's all you thought about, your entire life was about God! You may say it has to do with just growing past that, or that was a different time in your life...that it's not that serious, that you were doing too much...but these are all signs that we just need endurance! You weren't crazy, you weren't doing too much, your heart was simply in a pursuit of The One that mattered...and through the one that matters, the rest of our life flows! Endurance is what pushes us towards the promises of God...it seals the promises of God. Don't underestimate the need for endurance. This race isn't given to the swift - but to those endure. Don't let your flesh choose for you. Choose for it!
“For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise:”
Hebrews 10:36 NKJV