When we run a race, we practice for that race. In our practice, we are expecting to be the winner or close to it. Therefore, in order to be a winner, we are expecting to finish the race.
In practice, things get tough at times. So tough, there’s a desire to quit. We don’t want our efforts to be in vain — for nothing. Therefore, we must persevere, keep going to win the race and receive the reward.
Such is our lives. When we follow after God, there will be times when we feel we don’t want to do the right thing, and we want to quit. But when we quit, we become a follower of this world. Thank God, He gives us another chance at the race.
Press forward, have faith in God, and let God be your guide. Let Him show you how to finish the race in his strength and not your own. Don’t give up on God. It doesn’t matter how long it takes, because there is a reward waiting for you, if you finish the race. There’s more fight in you, then you think.
Philippians 3:14 (KJV) – I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
II Timothy 4:4-5, 7-8 (KJV) – and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.