When you hear the word endure or endurance you think work.

The word alone sounds like it is a hard task and to be fair endurance does require work. Endurance by definition is to suffer (something painful or difficult) patiently and to remain in existence; to last. At the end of that endurance though is a promise.

When a person trains for a marathon they have to do endurance training. This is so they will be able to last until the end of the race. Without the training, a runner would hurt themselves.

In James 1 he talks to the tribes letting them know that even though you may go through things it is for a reason so don’t get tricked focusing on training instead focus on the end results, the goal, the promise that’s connected to the training.

So many times we have allowed enduring situations to trap us. We allow enduring to be a place where the enemy builds strongholds and convinces us of lies. Enduring was meant to produce maturity. To pull out the things that could hinder you.

So many people tend to stay away from enduring. But at the end of enduring there’s a promise of being mature, complete and without shortage, lack, deficiency, deprivation, or scarcity for anything.

Scripture Reference:

James 1:2-4 2My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

Prayer:

Lord, I thank You for being You. For knowing exactly what I need for the next that is to come. God, I ask that you change my perspective on enduring. Lord don’t let me miss what you are working in me while I am enduring. God, I ask that you highlight areas to me where endurance has produced promises. And God if I haven’t gotten to the promise yet I ask that you show me how to count it all joy. God the training can be hard at times. I get tired and my muscles ache at times but still, I know that it is working patience and I will be mature, complete, and not lacking anything! I thank you In Jesus name, Amen