I received a word from the Lord that I believe is a message for a lot of us. He said Hebrews 12:1 says, “run the race with endurance, not speed.”
Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:1-2 NKJV)
Endurance: the ability to withstand hardship or adversity; especially : the ability to sustain a prolonged stressful effort or activity
It is endurance that wins the race and we get endurance by finding rest in the Lord. If we do not rest in Him we will tire ourselves out and give up. Find your endurance from resting in the presence of the Lord!
Lord may you bless us all with your rest that we enter through faith so we may run the race with endurance looking unto Jesus.