12 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. (James 1:12, ESV)
Only those who complete all aspects of testing in basic training will be awarded the coveted title of “Soldier.” In the same way, we are tested in this life in many ways. Some rise to the occasion, while others wax and wane. But for those who remain constant to Christ, there is the reward of the crown of life. It is not how you start. It is how you end.
Prayer: Lord, strengthen me to finish strong in Your strength.