On your marks. Get set. Go! Once you have accepted Jesus Christ into your life as your personal Savior you have officially entered the Christian race. The prize is before you and the contest is around you and the only way to make it to the finish line is by focusing on He who paved the way ahead of you. The struggle may seem hard at times but Jesus promised, “He that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved,” (Matthew 24:13).
Quitting is not an option and endurance is the key. We cannot give up now. He has brought us too far. We must continue in our holy pursuit of Him. May these verses help you to reach the finish line where our only prize is found in Christ.
Here is some encouraging words to help you in your pursuit. Everyone needs extra strength sometimes. Everyone needs a faith boost sometimes.
“Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.” 1 Corinthians 9:24
“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:14
“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” Joshua 1:9
“Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded.” 2 Chronicles 15:7
“For with God nothing shall be impossible.” Luke 1:37
“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Galatians 6:9
“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31