Can you finish a race by only running half way? I’m afraid not.
What about running without endurance? Nope.
Neither can you live a Christian life and not give all to Jesus.
It was a night that I had prayed for bondage’s to be broken in the church, you know those “pet sins” that we tend to keep a hold of, I know it’s not a prayer that most people pray but that night God had put that on my heart. I prayed and sought the face of God that evening. Later when I was in bed about to fall asleep. The Lord spoke and said,“Many of my people are only going half way in their walk with me. They’ve forgotten what I have done for them and turning to other gods. But those who choose to seek Me shall find their strength in Me.”
In a race we have two options. Run with perseverance or just jog. There is no in-between and living for Jesus there is no in- between.
“So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.” – Rev. 3:16
It’s impossible to finish a race half way, we’ve got to run and not get weary.
“You were running well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth?” – Gal 5:7
The number 1 tactic that the enemy uses is distractions. There everywhere! You always have something else to do when your doing a work for the Lord. Whether its Bible study or picking your kids up from a game. There is always going to be something that catches our attention.
I used to get so distracted by doing unnecessary jobs that I thought were important. Now I look back and think to myself “why?” The enemy is a master at creating distractions around your environment.
Are you not running the race well? Something hindering your walk? Maybe it’s the hurdles that keep you from running with endurance. Don’t lose hope! When your struggling, submit to God by asking for His help.
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” – 2 Cor. 12:9