Starting the race is one thing, finishing is, all together another issues. When addressing the great obstacles to their faith, the writer of Hebrews said, So don’t throw it all away now… It’s still a sure thing! But you need to stick it out, staying with God’s plan so you’ll be there for the promised completion (Heb 10:35-36, TMB).
Many people start out in the faith, they see their miracle in their heart; they get a word from God; they know they can receive the promise. But then they encounter the obstacles… the faith stealer. As obstacles arise, we sometimes take our eyes off the promise and focus on the obstacle; then we begin to waver.
The writer of Hebrews wanted the church to know that even when it doesn’t feel like it… the promise is still sure! This is where we must have faith that finishes, faith that can get us through to the goal.
As the Apostle Paul reminded them, You only receive the crown if you finish the race! We only manifest the promise when we stick to it; when we continue in the faith. But in times of trouble, offense and obstacles we’ve got to know how to finish the race. We’ve got to have faith that finishes!
And that is exactly what I want you to learn. The fact that you believe for a miracle, in the beginning of the struggle shows that you have enough faith. You probably don’t need more faith. You just need to know how to keep from wavering so that you finish the race, win the prize, and experience the promise!