I was reminded this morning during our early morning run of the life lesson I have learned on building endurance. It was HOT & HUMID this morning when we began at 5:15--after a 4:45 wake up. It was NOT fun---it was gut wrenching ---painful---miserable---HARD! The sweat ran down my entire body and puddled as I went. I WAS SLOW---BUT I kept putting one foot in front of the other----after 7 miles---I began running the one added mile this week----I had to sing the song over and over in my mind----"DO NOT STOP---DO NOT STOP". It became a battle of will---endurance over pain---just keep putting the next foot forward---running for the goal!
So it is with our lives---put the next foot forward--do the next right thing---keep moving
toward the goal---Psalm 121---"My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let you stumble;"
We are charged with building endurance as we run the race--