Youth Convention 2019
_ Enduring Faith _
“Your life is your race. You were created to run it. It isn’t a sprint; it’s a marathon. Finishing strong requires an attitude of tough endurance. It’s not something you were born with, and it doesn’t come free. The Bible doesn’t say finishing requires talent, speed, good looks, or even happiness but an attitude of tough endurance, and that endurance comes through suffering and overcoming obstacles.
Do you have this endurance that will do whatever it takes to finish? It’s your choice. If you quit early, it’s on you. If you finish, all glory belongs to the Lord!
You will face obstacles. They are the trials and temptations keeping you from finishing your race. Don’t be afraid. It won’t be easy. Don’t raise the white flag. Never quit. You are not alone. God is for you. Never believe the lie that you don’t have what it takes to finish. Jesus said In this world you will have troubles, but take heart because He has overcome the world.”*
“Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us”
(Hebrews 12:1)
*From Marathon Faith by John Van Pay