Finish Strong

It is not how fast you start the race in life, it is how you finish that makes you strong.

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Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since you are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.

1 Corinthians 9:24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.

2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

Galatians 5:7 You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth?

Matthew 24:13 But the one who endures to the end will be saved.

2 Timothy 2:5 An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.

12 Comments Add yours

  1. desirayl says:

    But like so many Christians we backslide somewhere down the line. And that is what happened to me. I just could not understand how I apply God’s word to my life. It was so frustrating. I remember talking to my mother about it and she said “Desi” you have to stop trying to control your life.” Once you gave the Lord your life it is no longer yours. Little did I know I was fighting with the Lord. I just did not want to let go. You cannot control your life.

    Years later something very drastic took place in my life that I thought I was going to die. It was that night when I repented to God. I said these words, “God if you can do anything in me” I will follow you until the day I die. If Moses were here, he would agree that I had my burning bush experience with God. Days and months went by and I was getting to feel much better

    This time my relationship with God was much better, back then when I got saved it was not a relationship that I was having. All those questions that I had God had shown me exactly how to apply His word to my life. I had no idea just how simple it really was.
    The reason I never got my answers the first time was because I was too busy listening to everyone else instead of listening to God.

    My declaration from that moment to this day. I will proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. I am a disciple of Christ. I will not compromise faith for anyone or anything. It was then that I also found out what my spiritual gift is which is Evangelism and Exhortation.
    I tell people do not ever let anyone tell you that the word of God is hard to understand. For God says that even a child can understand it.
    I thank God everyday for what He has done and is doing in my life. But most of all I thank God for WHO HE IS!!!

  2. Barbara says:

    We are fearfully and wonderfully made—beautiful through Christ JESUS! Thank you LORD GOD! GLORY BE TO GOD! PRAISE THE LORD! Thank you JESUS. Thank you LORD GOD.

  3. Daniel says:

    Excellent post! The first is paramount- if one desires their selfish desires over God’s desires, there will be a breaking of the covenant…I have been on the faithful end twice. No one should be deceived, if a spouse does not “seek first the kingdom of God,” everything unravels.

  4. desirayl says:

    Thank you Daniel for taking the time to read and to share your thoughts.

  5. desirayl says:

    Good day Barbara and thank you for reading and commenting. We are fearfully and wonderfully made. To God be the Glory.

  6. Stacy says:

    Beautifully written. I have often found that when my balance was off, so were priorities! Lovely reminder.

  7. sinex2017 says:

    Great contents. Keep it rolling

  8. desirayl says:

    Good morning and thank you. I use those scriptures to remind me when I feel like I can not go on this race. Or when I feel like I want to throw in the towel.

    They have helped me immensely. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment.

    Have a blessed day.

  9. sinex2017 says:

    🙏

  10. Thanks for sharing your testimony! I love the scriptures you used also, just reading them encouraged me so much. Sometimes life gets so hard and it’s so easy to slip out of rhythm. I’ve been challenging myself everyday to go deeper in my relationship with God. Acknowledging my need for Him everyday and just trusting that He’s with me and see me in this season. I needed this reminder and encouragement.

  11. desirayl says:

    Bless you Hope. It’s those scripture a that gives me hope to press on when I feel like I can not do another step.

    We serve a God who Is Amazing! His love for us goes beyond anything I can think of.

    I am so glad He is in my Life. Amen.

    For truly I am nothing without Him.

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