Endurance in faith

0

Long distance runners understand the meaning of the word endurance. It is defined as the fact or power of enduring an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way. People in a truly commited relationship like marriage, and family relationships understand this concept as well.

Not many people think about endurance when it comes to their faith. But if you really think about it endurance is needed. If we believe in God then no matter what tragedies occur, the persecution we experience, or the loneliness we may feel, we still believe. It’s easy to witness the commitment of a preacher, priest, or religious give their entire lives to God. It is difficult to think that each of us should commit our lives to God as well. We think that believing is enough. However, the action of living out our faith is the proof that we are commited. Attending church weekly, praying daily, serving others, helping those in need, giving respect, and dignity to everyone is living out that faith. Just because we are “lay” people and not “religious” doesn’t mean we should avoid vowing our lives to God as well. Jesus Christ gave us the Holy Spirit knowing that we would need God’s presence to handle the persecution and give us the endurance to never give up on our lifetime commitment to God.

Endurance to a long distance runner is learned through the conditioning of their bodies. Endurance to a person of faith is learned through experience, given through the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and conditioned within our souls by our love of God and the depth of our faith.

Copyright 2015 Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp

Share.

About Author

Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp is first and foremost a mother of four children under the age of 17. She has been married to the love of her life, Aaron, for over 19 years. Lori has been writing at her own website Faith Filled Mom for over 6 years. She writes about the journey of faith we live daily and how we can recognize God in this world. She has completed her 3rd year of teaching theology at a high school level and is also a current student of Loyola University Extension Program of Ministry earning a Master’s Degree in Religious Education. Her life is busy, exciting, overwhelming at times but always bursting with her faith in God. Lori hopes that you will find something that might touch your heart in her writing so that she can continue to pursue her purpose in life; to bring people closer to God one word, one moment at a time.

Leave A Reply

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.