As Christians, we must rejoice that we have the Holy Spirit to guide us with determination and strength to continue our walk of faith. Everything in this world seeks to bring us down, but putting your mind on Christ gives you the confidence to keep on going when times get hard.
Today we are going to look and examine what the Bible and effectively God tell us about determination.
Here his God instructions to us regarding the determination and the prize we should strive for as outlined here in the book of 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 – Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to receive a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible.
I therefore so run, not as uncertainly, so fight I not as one that beateth the air. But I keep under my body and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means when I have preached to others, I should not be a castaway.
Romans 15:4 – For whatsoever things were, written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
Proverbs 14:23 – In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury. 1 Timothy 6:12 – Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a right profession before many witnesses.
Mighty God, today, I am laying my determination at your feet. I will continue to carry on this fight in spite of the obstacles that the adversary laid before me. I thank you for your protection, kindness and the strength that you gave me through Jesus Christ Amen.