Run Til I Finish …. Encouragement for the weary!

When God calls you to your destiny,
He shows you the end result. He shows you the “vision” of what it is He’s calling you to. Often at first we are so full of passion and zeal to go at it like a gladiator running into the arena to face their opponent. But what happens when you get into the center of that arena only to find that your opponent is stronger, faster, mightier and more experienced than you? What happens when the unexpected happens?
When God told Abram that he would be the father of many nations He didn’t show him that he would have to wait until he was almost a hundred years old when he would have his “child of promise”. When God told Noah that a flood would come He didn’t tell him he would be scoffed at by his family and peers for nearly a hundred years before the first drop of rain would fall! When Jesus called Saul to the ministry He didn’t show him that he would be shipwrecked, beaten, jailed, and bitten by a rattlesnake!
Why is it that when God calls us to our destiny, we seem to think that we will NOT have to suffer? Paul said in Hebrews 5:8 of Jesus Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered! This word obedience in the Greek is the word Hupakoe which means,
1. obedience, compliance, submission
2. obedience rendered to anyone’s counsels, an obedience shown in observing the requirements of Christianity
When Christ submitted to The Father’s plan for His life He submitted to the suffering involved as well.
Paul said also in
Php 3:8
Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for * the Excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,
The Word of God also tells us in Philippians
4:12
Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:

4:13
But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy

Paul also said in
2 Co 12:9
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
You see that when we are on that road to destiny we cannot think that it will be without opposition, trial and suffering some things, however we do find that “place of trust” in the “valleys”. The word of God tells us that Jesus is called “the lily of the valley”. This would imply that the valley is where He reveals Himself to us in this way… not on the mountain top! We learn that God’s grace is sufficient in the valley; we find that God’s provision is revealed so sweetly in the valley and we learn to be more intimate with Christ in the valley! The Lord also endows us with supernatural strength when we are weak. The joy of the Lord is truly our strength and we should count it all strength when we face opposition, because it’s for our transition into the next level of glory for our lives.
Besides, I truly believe that if God were to show us all the “mess” in the middle of our destination, we wouldn’t want to go through it, we would cave in and quit.
I would rather be like Paul when all is said and done …
Hebrews 12:1
Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.
2 Tim 4
4:7
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

4:8
Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

I’m going to run til I finish! Will you?

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7 thoughts on “Run Til I Finish …. Encouragement for the weary!

  1. Pastor Rafique Masih says:

    Praise God. Hallelujah
    I am glad to see this all. God bless you and encourage you more so that you may spread his word in the whole world and people receive eternal life through his word.
    Blessings
    Pastor Rafique Masih

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    • Pastor Charles Muga says:

      This is beyond the human capacity it the real call that will reach many Nations , i would be happy to join you and work together in Africa so that your ministry will also be registered in Africa Kenya.The Adventures of the a ministry Girl otherwise am blessed am looking forward to hear from you Concerning of working together in Africa with our Churches also. Yours in christ pastor Charles Muga.

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  2. Amie says:

    I LOVE IT! When I was reading this what came to mind is that God has given us a vision. And it may take a year or 20 years or more to come to pass. The word says that Pro 13:12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but [when] the desire cometh, [it is] a tree of life. My challenge to you is to make a vision board for your life. Hab 2:2 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make [it] plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. (This will help you to put the vision in front of you that God has placed on your heart and it will encourage you to not only run the race but to stay encouraged in the process!!) Phl 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform [it] until the day of Jesus Christ: And after looking up Phl 1:6 I ran into the following scriptures: Act 20:24 However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me-the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace. And with this scripture what comes to mind is that we are overcomers by the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony. Rev 12:11 They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. So I can see why you started this blog!!! We all need to use our testimonies for the Kingdom!!! You go girl! And remember: Col 2:2 My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ,

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  3. hardliquer says:

    This beautifully written piece/sermon is just what I needed to hear to remind me and encourage me of my nearing the finish line and obtaining my victory. God’s keep us and holds us when we are ready to throw in the towel. I’m ecourage and have contiued this race that I’ve already won.. Wonderful wonderful God and a Truly spirited and annoiting you, God bless

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