I am learning about endurance right now. In fact, the Lord was gracious to remind me last night of what His word says in James chapter one. Endurance is key to becoming the person God has designed us to be. The necessary ingredient to building endurance is faith. When our faith is tested and we keep running, our ability to endure grows.
Doubt is loud, and easy to believe. Why? Well, to the natural eye, doubt will make sense. Faith operates in the supernatural. If I am going to do something God has called me to do, then I am going to have to trust in what doesn't "make sense" or "look possible." God isn't too concerned with what we call possible. He knows just what he is capable of..and He is waiting for us to see it too.
Yes, doubt is loud and very believable but God's gentle whisper is what soothes my soul and calms my fear. The voice of faith calls me to reach beyond what I think I am capable of. The voice of faith is soft and quiet. I have to lean in to hear it. I have to tell the voice of doubt to SHUT-UP in order to hear it!!
I have to choose what I believe.
Endurance is defined as, the power to make it through a difficult situation without giving way. When our faith is tested, our endurance, our ability to make it, grows. I don't know about you but I want to be known as someone who sticks it out, who fights for a dream and who keeps running...especially when it's hard. Jesus endured. He endured the hardest moment because he trusted his Father's voice. I want to be like Jesus and so...I will endure.
"For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing." James 1:3-4