Five Minute Friday: Inspire

your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thessalonians 1_3, NIV) (1)

//A marathon, we know, is an endurance race. So is life.

There is a point in a marathon, when runners hit “the wall.” All runners. They experience a sudden wave of fatigue some where between miles 18 and 20.

The reason this occurs is that they have run out of carbohydrates stored in their body. Run out. Yes, we know what that feels like in this race called life. We run out of energy. We run out of courage. We run out of the will to keep going, to endure.

And I think of Paul’s words to the Thessalonians, “We remember before our God and Father….your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.”’ “Endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.’

And I think too of the encouragement and instruction in Hebrews 12:1-2, “Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.” “Looking unto Jesus.”

And I am reminded that He is the source of my hope and my faith, two of the spiritual “carbohydrates” that I need to keep going.//* He is my inspiration. He inspires and spurs me on. He gives me reason to keep going and enables me to do so.

*Content between the // was written within the 5 minute window. Some of the information about “the wall” was obtained from


I am joining Kate Motaung and other members of the Five Minute Friday Community for our weekly writing adventure. To learn about Five Minute Friday, click here. This week’s prompt is “Inspire.”


12 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Inspire

  1. Sometimes it isn’t the big things, but the constant everyday choices. It’s so hard to keep keeping on. Thank for the encouragement. Visiting from FMF.

    1. So true, Janyret. Sometimes engaging in the dailyness of life, all that is mundane can be tiring. Thanks be to God that He is with us in the mundane. I am encouraged by your words. Thanks for your visit.

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