What is endurance? Not giving up when things get difficult is my simple definition. I often wonder why we as Believers expect life to be easy? We must remember that Jesus Christ, the author and finisher of our faith endured quite a lot. If He suffered and died, why do we think we shouldn’t suffer? His Word even declares that we are blessed when we are persecuted for His sake. Life is obviously different for each person. Some have a good understanding of what is expected of them, others; not so much. We can count on this, that if we are believers, then we unfortunately are the minority. Being such, we must realize difficulties are sure to rise. Everything we do as seen by those who don’t believe in Christ, is peculiar. When life does go wrong or perhaps it appears as such, we need to think about Christ and His sufferings.
James 1:12 – Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.