Focus On The Prize

by | Aug 16, 2015

Hebrews 12:1-2
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

As we push forward in this “race” that is set before us ladies, we need to try to keep the big picture in mind. It is so much easier to get caught up in our struggles and frustrations in life than it is to keep our eyes on the “prize”! We become overwhelmed when all we see is the struggle. Jesus despised what he would endure on the cross with all of the shame and the guilt of the sins of the world being dumped on Him, but His goal was the prize on the other side of His suffering; our salvation and the glory of God the Father!

Whatever you may be facing today, God can use it for His glory and your good if you will give it to Him and trust Him with it! “With God all things are possible” Matthew 19:26 God will bring you through and He will help you to come out better on the other side for all you are enduring right now. Please let me encourage you to give it all to Him, your struggle, your heartaches, your frustrations, your challenges, your desires, don’t leave anything out and push forward, knowing that He cares and He sees and He has heard your prayers and He will see you through. Life gets tough but it is tougher if your eyes are on the struggle ~ focus on Him! God has promised to see you through, He will give you the wisdom you need for all that you face and His grace will carry you through.

My prayer today is that God will give you His mercy, joy and grace to deal with whatever you may be facing today and that you will give it all to Him having the assurance that your victory is on the other side of all of this! The best is yet to come! Jeremiah 29:11

“If what you believe doesn’t affect how you live, then it isn’t very important.” Dick Nogleberg