Hebrews 10:36

For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.

Derek Redmond was a Gold medalist Olympic runner in the 4x400 relay. In the 1992 Olympics, during the 400 meter sprint, he fell to the ground with a sharp pain in his right leg. He had torn his hamstring in the back 250 of the race. He lay there in pain, watching the other runners carry on. Knowing he had lost, he got back up and started limping on the track towards the finish line. A man made his way to the track and ran to Derek's side. It was his father and he took his arm on his shoulder and said, “You don’t have to finish this.” Derek, with tears streaming down his face, said, “I do have to, I have to finish.”

His father, also in tears, replied to his son, “Well then, we are going to do it together.” Derek limped the entire rest of the way with a torn hamstring, in pain, leaning onto his father, and knowing all the time he would be in last place. Finishing was all that mattered to Derek. Only a few steps away from the finish line his father let him go by himself and Derek finished the race by himself. He showed first hand that when you don’t give up, you can never fail.

The word patience that Paul used in the book of Hebrews means endurance. Endurance means the ability to endure hard things over a long period of time. As a Believer, you have the power of God behind you if you stand in His Word. You can endure the test of time and the harshest of circumstances. The Lord is faithful and is always with you.

When you have endured and you keep on going you will receive the promise. So keep pressing on in the faith. Don’t give up.

An Exposition Of The Seven Church Ages - Chapter Eight - The Philadelphian Church Age

Oh, we have a word for us all at this time. It is hold fast— persevere. Don't give up. Put on the whole armour of God—use every weapon He has given us—use every gift at our disposal and look ahead with joy, because we are going to be crowned by Him Who is King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

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