Endurance

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Tidal Pools at Victoria Beach

When we start to desire something strongly we begin to obsess over obtaining it.  Like when I want a bowl of potato chips, you better get out of my way!  We often need a similar impulse desire to drive us forward to get a head start on reaching our goals.  After the desire is not fulfilled, we must then create some kind of endurance or our tendency is to give up.  Why do we loose such momentum when we do not get immediate satisfaction?

Everyone is susceptible to this cycle of defeat.  Why not see it as just that, and choose another cycle.  One that requires patience and faith, but the payoff is well worth it.

I am seeing life has many choices,  yet the masses seem to make the same mistakes over and over.  How to break the pattern of failure has been allusive for centuries if not thousands of years.  Getting solutions is not easy.   Everyone is the captain of their own ship and that can be empowering if embraced to move forward.

img_4055Moving forward takes endurance because without endurance we could move backwards and find ourselves farther away from our dreams. Doing what we set out to do, especially when it is pleasing to our Creator of all good things, we are energized with great purposeful thinking.  We then find our goals start to be achieved with less effort and more joy.

When I am at the ocean I often see each wave delivering me more endurance and focus.  I love to do this because this rhythm and power reminds me of the innate power of endurance.  The ocean is a picture of relentless endurance.  I don’t think it’s goal is to help me remember endurance, but it certainly is a great gift of picturing myself with similar power.  It’s waves wane to no one or to nothing.

Helping myself is not easy so endurance is a must.  So let’s do this!  Waves of success are coming in by the sets, most of which are never grasped.  Let’s catch a wave or two. There is plenty of success for us all.

Your friend,

Isaac

 

 

7 thoughts on “Endurance”

  1. As I read this morning your comments have really touched my heart. I’m struggling with maintaining my zeal and endurance in the ministry. I especially love the example of the ocean waves. They never give up! We are so close to reaching all our goals. So proud of you for not giving up.

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  2. Isaac, your thoughts on endurance encouraged me to look up endurance. This is what I found. When you struggle with adversity, imagine the invisible scene. Satan & his demonic followers are on one side, pointing to your struggles & alleging you will buckle under pressure & give up. On the other side are Jehovah, his reigning son, the resurrected anointed ones & myriads of angels. They are all cheering you on, delighted by your daily endurance & support of Jehovah’s sovereignty! Any suffering we may have to endure will in no way interfere with our enjoyment of everlasting life in God’s new world. So hang in there. Love you

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  3. Isaas, that was a very encouraging post, my brother, and cousin. Your Aunt Pat and I just read it together and enjoyed it thoroughly. A very nice use of word picture, and application. We all need to focus on enduring, and with Jehovah’s help, we are capable of much more than we give ourselves credit for. We love you, buddy.

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