To endure carries a depth of meaning on several levels. To endure also has a great deal of meaning from a Biblical standpoint. Not only are we commanded to endure, God also encourages us with the benefits that come eternally to those who endure.
From a leadership perspective, enduring can be very challenging to endure. To endure literally involves bearing up under the load. It goes far deeper than being patient.
While we are to be patient in all things, endurance takes us to a level that challenges our ability to hold on, and hold on longer than we can imagine. Endurance is more than a sprint, it is the marathon.
A couple of thoughts might help us endure when the road presents these challenges.
One, remember the adage; “if God brings us to it, He will see us through it.”
Two, God will not allow us to be tempted beyond what we are able to bear (1 Co. 10:13).
Three, we must not forget, no matter how difficult, it is only temporary.
With some perspective, we can endure knowing our God is in control.