We Are Created To Endure

“Through It All” was written by Andre Crouch. He declared that it was his trials that came to make him strong, and caused him to depend upon God’s word. The talents that the Lord gave us to invest for Him, will be refined through every situation in our lives.

We miss that truth when we keep looking back to our fears based on our past. Dwelling in that fear, instead of the stillness of trust, we hid our talents. Lot’s wife looked back and remained a pillar of salt (Genesis 19:26).

Jesus’ words in Luke 9:62 need to ring in our ears every time we start to entertain negative thoughts from our past. It says, “…No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” 

We cannot plow a straight furrow while looking back at the same time. Endurance requires our thoughts, purpose, and actions to be fixed on the Lord. Years ago I was called to the ER to pray for a friend. Her heart had stopped in flight from Lake Tahoe to Reno. 

When I arrived they were starting to put a picc line into her heart. There were machinery noises, lights blinking, and a scurry of folks moving around. My friend’s eyes were fixed. Nothing affected her. The Lord spoke this to my heart: that is what I mean when I say to you to fix your eyes on Me~don’t let anything distract you.

Hebrews 10:35 says, “For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise.” What talent has the Lord given you that you have hidden because of your fears based on the past?

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