Life is not a 100 meter sprint, it’s a marathon. We can make it to the finish line. The Secret to finishing is we’re you place your focus! As Hebrews 12:2 says, “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith...” The only way to cross over the finish line is to focus on Jesus, not on our circumstances. To endure the unendurable you must see the invisible – Jesus.
The secret of persistence is in this phrase, fixing our eyes on Jesus. Why? Because he is the finisher of our faith. He began it and completed it. He is the pioneer, he has gone on ahead. He is also the perfecter of faith. He himself ran the race. He laid aside every weight, every tie of family and friends. He set the example. Because of Jesus we get empowerment. We are to fix our eyes on Jesus because he can do what inspiring Men & Women cannot do for us. They can inspire us, yes but he empowers us. Moment by moment, day by day, week by week, year by year, if we learn to look to him we find strength imparted to us, because of the spirit which can dwell within us! That is empowering! .
If we keep our eyes on our master we won’t get distracted. He helps us get our mind off our circumstances and our problems and focus on God’s goodness to you in your past, present and future! .
If you find yourself at a point where you’ve lost hope and you think you’re never going to get a job, or you’re never going to get married, or you’re never going to have a baby, or you’re never going to get over your illness, turn your thoughts to the Lord and focus on him.