Enjoy if you can, Endure if you must

endurance

There is no better advice on a person suffering from pain than that of lifting them up in your stronger shoulder and prayer to help them endure the moment of hardship.

Starting on my jogging routine wasn’t easy, an activity far more than sitting on a couch like a potato is like waking up very early while you are still dreaming, yawning. Thinking of the kilometers to run makes me feel like giving up the whole idea. Endurance, it is, not speed is what I aim. I maybe jogging quite few meters but enduring the pain of waiting while be worthwhile.

Endurance is the ability or strength to continue or last, esp. despite fatigue, stress, or other adverse conditions. It is the power of enduring or bearing pain, hardships.

This was Paul’s prayer

We pray that you’ll have the strength to stick it out over the long haul—not the grim strength of gritting your teeth but the glory-strength God gives. It is strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into joy, thanking the Father who makes us strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful that he has for us. (Col. 1:-12, The Message)

He prays for the endurance to make someone last, not to endure through self-endurance but the endurance that comes from the glory-strength of God.

To last long, stay longer. This was one of the words of encouragement I received from a mentor. There are a lot who give up, because a lot depends on their own strength. The thing is, we can’t because, we are limited. It is the God-strength that endures the unendurable, that helps us find love that hopes, protects, trust, have no end.

For anyone who is suffering from pain – I pray for strong frame, strong back, to endure what we are going through. A night, although dark, will come to an end by dawn break.

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Tough times never last, but tough people do.  – Robert H Schuller

The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them. – Unknown

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.  – Thomas Paine

 

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