Why We Need To Keep Our Eyes On The Prize
Hebrews 12: 1 – 2 (NKJV) Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight…and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…”
The history we read about in the Bible is not just campfire stories to help us feel better about life. This history is about real people who faced every imaginable challenge and triumphed through their faith in God. God’s will is that we remain submitted to following Him no matter what circumstance we face. We can be victorious over the challenges we face in our lives too. This doesn’t mean we will always get the job or experience a physical miracle – although we certainly can experience these things if God desires. The point is that trusting God no matter what we face always, I mean ALWAYS, attracts God’s blessing in one way or another. So how should we proceed? Believe that we will always experience amazing things when we decide trust in God by choosing to live for Him no matter what the challenge. We need to become a people who choose to do what is right, rather than what is easy. There will always be a sacrifice in making this choice. We need to quit complaining about the difficulties of faith and simply step out, obeying the voice, the principles and the direction of God and we will experience the hand of God guiding us all the way to the door of eternal life.