I must say that with all the events we have been surrounded with over the last few years, that many could lose hope for their lives.
But we still must have hope; not necessarily hope that this world will be without all the horrendous things that are happening, but hope that we will find our way through everything that is ahead.
We must think about our lives in terms of a marathon and not a race. We must develop and nurture the quality of endurance, just as a runner might do, as he or she runs in a marathon.
These people have developed the mindset and inner qualities, of thinking of the long haul. They pace themselves, and they consider how to compete in races of several miles in length.
It’s kind of like going on a trip and seeing the highway stretched out before you. You see the long vistas and hills ahead, and you know that you won’t approach them immediately, but you keep your speed knowing that in time that you will reach your destination.
The road may well have many dangers ahead. There may be fallen trees or other obstructions in the road, but keep your eyes ahead on your destination. You don’t ignore the problems, but you know that they will always be there anyway.
But it’s not only endurance that is needed, but hope; for without hope, we would end up in despair beating our chests as we continue down these roads that we are walking upon.
We must see beyond the epidemics and the wars that are in the news every day. We must even see beyond the senseless shootings in our schools, churches, and movie theaters.
Truly, more horrendous events will come, as we turn the pages of the prophetic times that we are now living in. Life has taken on a different reality it seems.
We are 100 light years from what we experienced even twenty-five or less years ago. What used to work then, no longer applies to us today. We need different tools and understanding to live today.
And yet the wisdom gathered from those who have lived long upon this earth, can still prove to be valuable for us today.
Those who lived through the dark days of the depression era, knew of the economic shortages and difficulties. They found ways to be sustained even when the crops dried up and the dollar failed.
But even they didn’t have to deal with children being shot and killed in their schools. They experienced violence and death, but not nearly as extreme as we do now. But they worked hard and developed a mindset of endurance.
But then facts were facts and most everyone knew when they were being lied to, in contrast with today.
Perhaps there were the whisperings of stories that some had wondered about, but in no way did they equal the conspiracies and far-flung lies of today.
Political rivals fought and argued, but the governmental powers were still intact, in spite of the differences that all hailed. We can’t return to the time of Ozzie and Harriet.
We are light years past that time period now.
Keep an eye on the road ahead with all of its obstacles, and keep on ahead, knowing that if you continue with the right mindset, that you’ll make till the end.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to The LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?