Stay the Course
the seed in the good soil, these are the ones who
have heard the word in an honest and good heart, and
hold it fast, and bear fruit with perseverance.”
Never give up, never surrender (Galaxy Quest).
Staying the course means persevering in good times
and in bad. We are told that when we persevere under
trial, we receive the crown of life (James 1:12).
In Romans we read that perseverance brings
about proven character (Rom 5:3-5). Regardless of
how many times you fail, get up and keep going (Prov
24:16). Finish the race – “life is a marathon, not a
sprint”. And like a marathon, life is not always
going to be easy. And don’t just drag across the
finish line, but finish strong. Give it everything
you’ve got. And it is important to finish what you
Regarding struggles against sin, if
we do not persevere in this area, we can lose the
battle - and often whatever we are struggling with
will overtake us and rob us of our Christian walk.
This is where you get a Christian who is an
alcoholic, or who uses profanity, or who fools
around on his wife or who has lost his faith. A lack
of perseverance can be lethal to a Christian’s walk,
so it is really important to stay the course when
dealing with sin in your life. Once you fall to a
major sin, it is very hard to recover your walk. It
tends to mark you for the rest of your life.
Perseverance is how we finish strong in the faith.
No matter how bleak it looks, how hopeless it may
seem, how many times you may have failed, I still
say there is hope. Never give up, never surrender.
For tomorrow is another day, and you never know what
the tide may bring (Castaway). Stay the course (the
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