Persevere: it consists in persisting in a way of being or acting.
In the Lord we can classify him into steps to persevere in his ways and reach the goal; these are:
- Clear ourselves: it consists of a self-evaluation that leads us to identify those things that can stagnate us, including any sin that may distance us from God. (Hebrews 12: 1)
- Continue the race: this race that we have started does not depend on speed, quite the contrary, the Lord says "let us patiently run the race that lies ahead".
The Lord teaches us that to finish this race it is very important to put into practice patience, being so necessary even for the salvation of our souls.
In every race we will have difficulties that will make it difficult for us to advance, the advice is not to back down and even less to run away.
We should not give up, but continue to be full of confidence as we persevere, the stronger our faith will be.
- Looking at the invisible: (Hebrews 12: 2) exhorts us to keep our eyes on Jesus who is the author and finisher of faith.
Nothing motivates a competitor more than looking at the prize they will get, and we all know that prize is a great blessing.
If you want to get that award, persevere to the end and you will get the reward.