ENDURANCE IN THE CALLING AND MINISTRY (1) - HEBREWS 12:2, 6:15

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Over the years, I found out that most people didn’t become what God wanted them to become because they didn’t endure the ministry that God raised up and gave to them to shape, fashion, and prepare them for destiny. It is not an emotional thing; it is a divine choice that you must make structural adjustments in your attitude to accommodate and endure.

Let me use three words to illustrate this: endure, enjoy and grow. Focus on endurance as the foundational word.  You cannot grow if you don’t enjoy the calling God has attached you to, and you cannot enjoy, until you endure. It is after you have endured, that you will get to the stage of enjoyment. At the start, it will be very difficult.

 

In the choices of God for each of us, God chooses based on His eternal counsel for everybody and that counsel determines what he sends to you, where He sends you to and what He allocates to you. The Lord Jesus Christ on earth, pastored and ministered to the Apostles' ultimate destination in the kingdom which was to build the foundation of the Church. There will never be any other apostle like them; they are referred to as foundational apostles and they were allocated to the Master Himself to train. He picked them and then He gathered them around Him.  The training program, the ministration and the impartation, were very peculiar. They were almost always with Him, He sent them on errands and did several things with them. They went through that program. He wasn’t considering their feelings or their comfort because he was concerned with what they were to become, just as He is concerned with what you are to become today. In John chapter six, Jesus said some things to them that were very heavy and the Bible said many of His disciples turned back from that point and stop following Him. What happened? They couldn’t endure His sayings, so they could not cross over to the other side. On that journey of becoming, we will be tested and tried so as to get to where God is taking us. 

Prayer: Lord, I receive the stirring of the grace for endurance to God’s purpose, counsel and divine program for my life so that I will become what I was born to be in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Bible in a year: Daniel 9:1-11:1, 1 John 2:18-3:6, Psalm 121:1-8, Proverbs 28:27-28