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As I wipe my tears away left behind after my pleas, my husband does what he does best, helps me refocus.
He starts, “It’s been a long season. But, we are so close! We are almost there. Don’t give up. Keep pressing forward. Our time is right around the corner. We just need to persevere. It’s the end of the race.”
His words calm me down. They are a ray of sunshine in the pouring rain.
Not only that, but his words point me to the Word.
I walk away from our encounter and I’m hungry. I dig in deep, into the Word of God.
Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:12-14 ESV)
Paul surely had some struggles. I don’t think any of us would say his life was full of ease. But yet, the hope in his words is clear.
Our hope to press on is from Christ.
It’s not from our own strength or will.
We must look to our future.
Not only that, but we can’t let our past get in the way.
We must focus on our prize.
As Christians, we have a future of eternal glory in Christ Jesus.
Sometimes our current situations blur or distract our focus. I know because it happens to me all the time! However, we need to readjust and refocus upward. We must keep our perspective on Christ.
When the waiting gets hard and you want to give up, keep pressing forward.
When the end is just beyond your reach and right around the corner, keep pressing forward.
These times of testing will help to grow our perseverance and run this race til the end! This trial is just training. Give it your all and don’t give up, ever!
Question for you:
Why is the last leg of the race always the hardest? Got any tips for how to get through?
This post is part of my 31 Days of Waiting series. Read all the posts in the series here.