-2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Run with endurance the race that is set before us.
Similarities between running and Christianity:
-Leads to growth
We are sons of God in Christ Jesus.
God is not only using hard things in your life, he is IN those hard things in your life because he loves you.
Endurance isn’t something painful or embarrassing, but it is rather something used by God for discipline.
God works all things for the good of those who love Him.
God trains us so we can have fellowship and share his holiness so we can later yield peaceful fruit of righteousness.
We must say that God is doing this for my good because he loves me as a son.
Sure, stuff is still painful and embarrassing, but we must endure it because ultimately it will work out for our good.
Don’t let the bad things in life discourage you, but rather let it encourage you do endure the hardships of life.
-Questions toward God in church:
Do I believe that God will use this message?