Endurance on the Journey of Faith

Endurance on the Journey of Faith


Galatians 6:9 (NLT)

So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.

We all have those days when we want to quit, even if we’re not exactly sure what we want to quit. It’s as if the weight of life’s responsibilities, mundane tasks, and challenges becomes overwhelming. We wish we could throw in the towel and call it a day. It’s a sentiment that many of us can relate to.

Deep down, most of us know that quitting is not the answer. But here’s the catch: often, we decide to quit before we’ve even started. We allow doubt and weariness to cloud our judgment, and we prematurely conclude that our efforts won’t lead to success.

Consider a challenging hike up a mountain as an analogy for life’s struggles. You start with energy and enthusiasm, but somewhere along the way, you might encounter fatigue, doubts, and the temptation to quit. We’ve all been there, right?

In the midst of our journey up that figurative mountain, we may pause and feel like giving up. We might sit on a metaphorical rock, just as I did during my mountain hike. But the key is not to make the decision to quit in those moments of vulnerability.

Resisting the urge to quit can lead us to incredible outcomes. It’s akin to taking one step after another, focusing on what lies ahead, and pushing through the discomfort. That summit is closer than we think, and the view from the top is worth the effort.

The journey down the mountain, often perceived as easier, can present its own challenges. Sometimes, it’s during the descent that we’re most tempted to quit, especially when we can see the endpoint, and it feels tantalizingly close. But endurance is what makes the whole journey worthwhile.

The Apostle Paul encourages us in Galatians 6:9 to persist in doing good, not to grow weary in well-doing. He reminds us that, at just the right time, we will reap a harvest of blessings if we don’t give up. It’s a timeless message of endurance and faith.

When the days seem long and our motivation dwindles, let’s keep moving forward. When we feel like quitting, instead of letting weariness dictate our decisions, let’s allow determination to prevail.

The beautiful summit of success and blessing lies just ahead of you. It’s in the cool breezes of perseverance. Even when the days urge you to quit, resist that temptation. Keep pressing on and remember that the blessing around the bend can only be yours if you refuse to give up.


Have you ever felt like quitting something, whether it’s a personal goal, a project, or a challenging situation? What helped you persevere?

How can you develop a mindset of endurance and determination when faced with difficulties and moments of weariness?