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Taking hold of your future- Perseverance

Memory Verse

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us” (NIV)

  • Explaining the meaning of perseverance.
  • Helping believers to appreciate that failures can be turned into success through perseverance.
  • Understanding that deliberate self-improvement increases perseverance.
  • Learning how to persevere as a Christian believer.
  • Understanding the place of perseverance in Christian race.


  • What is perseverance?
  • How can a good understanding of the fact that challenges are part of life improve my perseverance?
  • What then is the role of perseverance in our Christian journey?
  • What is the role of a support network when going through tough times?
  • What is the role of having a vision, focus, drive, and determination help in perseverance?
  • How do I preserve in my career, studies, business and health challenges?
  • What is the role of hope in perseverance?
  • How do we persevere when the task before us feels too overwhelming to overcome?
  • Perseverance is the unwavering persistence in what we do or believe especially in spite of problems, difficulties, or opposition. It is always a process of time. Long term perspective. (Rom 4:20-22, Heb 11:10).
  • The fruit of the Spirit – Longsuffering is exhibited when we demonstrate perseverance (Gal 5:22).
  • Without Perseverance, it is very easy to fall away in Christian faith (Matt 24:13).
  • Perseverance is an attribute our Christian faith, if not accommodated, the flesh will grow strong and hinder our Spiritual growth (Isaiah 48:10-11).
  • We have not been promised a trouble-free world, but he has promised to be with us (John 16:33, Matt 28:20, Is 43:2).
  • A disciplined focus in a vision helps to persevere in times of adversity (Hebrews 12:2).
  • Hope is the anchor of our soul and when we have this hope, persevering is much easier (Heb 6:19).
  • Prayer is an essential tool when a task before us is so overwhelming.
  • Faith (with appropriate works/actions) is a key requirement in the school of perseverance (Genesis 37:10-11).
  • Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior is the epitome of perseverance, he suffered and exhibited (Romans 5:3-4)
  • In the Journey of life, it is important to “throw off” everything that can hinder us in whatever we do, the presence of these hinderances make perseverance  an insurmountable task   (James 5:11)
  • Our hope as believers is enshrined in the understanding of the faithfulness of God , He is too faithful to fail
  • For every prophetic word we receive, we need to pray it into manifestation by persevering in the place of prayer (Eph 6:18)
  • Lets be reminded that in everything we do, we should rely on the Grace of God to persevere because without Christ, we can do nothing (John 15:5)
  • Grow through your difficulties, see every set back and a lesson learned and rely on God to bounce back (Micah 7:8)
  • Surround yourself with people you can draw strength from when you are going through challenges of Life.