HEBREWS 10:35-36

“So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.”

The burgers here in America are delicious and let’s just say I gained a few pounds!

Recently, I decided it was time to get back in shape so I dragged my sorry ‘dad bod’ to the pool to do laps and become Michael Phelps. In the lane next to me was a 70 year old woman slowly swimming laps so I thought I’d aim low and try and keep up with her. She had lapped me within the first few laps. In total I completed 4 1/2 laps before nearly passing out. As I hunched over the side of the pool exhausted, I realized I had a long way to go in order reach my goals. I wanted to give up and I felt like never swimming again. Thankfully, each morning I decided to patiently endure the pain and humiliation I had felt and just kept turning up. Now after a month I can easily swim 1000 meters straight without stopping and I’ve started to see some great results!

We can sometimes feel like this is our lives too. God calls us into something great but shortly after we’ve started we freak out thinking we’ll never make it or receive what he has promised us. The key is to remain confident in the strength of the Lord and commit to persevering until the end. Our flesh wants results in an instant but what we really need now is patient endurance!

While praying for you guys I really felt that some of you needed to be encouraged not to give up in your pursuit of what God has promised you. Keep your eyes on Jesus! Trust in His timing and commit to what He’s developing in you in the process! As you patiently endure you will eventually receive!

I love you guys and pray for you often!  I love hearing the stories and testimonies from you all of what God’s been doing. Please feel free to DM in if you need anything or have anything you’d like to share while you’re out on the road! 

Love you guys!

Charles Starling