11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.
*This is the time of year when many become antsy about goals they set for the new year, or perhaps you are thinking about what wasn't accomplished. Did you ever think about the possibility that you still may need to grow? Perhaps you may need more preparation for what you desire, or God is working things out and it takes time to bring things all together. Having patience and endurance to finish what you start, wait to receive instructions from the Lord, and properly carrying out those instructions may cause some situations to be uncomfortable. However, you are qualified to carry out a purpose or task if you are willing to run the race of faith and act when prompted. Therefore, as the year ends and the new one begins, don't look around and compare yourself to others. Stay focused on the possibilities and instructions God gives you, and remember that faith is what carries you while acting is what sees you through...Are you up for the endurance challenge in order to obtain what you desire?