John 8:31 “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, [then] are ye my disciples indeed;”

John 8:31 “…If you stick with this, living out what I tell you, you are my disciples for sure.” (MSG)

Our Lord Jesus made this outstanding statement to the Jews that believed in him then and to us that believe him today. One word that struck me is “Continue”. 

To continue means to resume and also to proceed with doing an activity or to prolong it. 

Friend, Many people are great starters who didn’t amount to much in life because they couldn’t continue. I have seen several excellent projects and visions take off like a house on fire but whose flame dies off almost as suddenly as it started. 

The problem is not the starting but rather the power to continue or “staying power” which is the ability to sustain the momentum.

In our focal scripture Jesus spoke to those believers that the secret of progression in life is the ability to continue. The Message translation used the phrase,”stick with”. 

The ability to stick with whatever is committed into our hands is what brings success and fulfilment.

Many people are great beginners but they lack the continuing power and therefore do not finish well and strong. Finishing takes a lot of will power to push beyond barriers. 

Obstacles will always arise as we travel the path of destiny but what will determine if we arrive at the our destination or not is our resolve to continue despite the opposition. 

Jesus however didn’t leave us confused as to what will sustain us, he said we must simply continue in the word. The word of God is what brings stability and the grace to continue.

Beloved, hold on to the word and the motivation that got you started because that same word is what will keep you going against all odds. 

That vision can still become a reality if only you’ll continue. It’s high time you go press the resume button where you’ve pressed pause or stop button! 

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