Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross…
In whatever endeavor you are pursuing…
There is a joy that is set before you.
A reward. A pleasure. A satisfaction.
As a writer, it may be the joy of being read.
As a leader, it may be the joy of growing people.
As a mentor, it may be the joy of inspiring change.
As a student, it may be the joy of finishing a class.
As an athlete, it may be the joy of celebrating a victory.
As an artist, it may be the joy of creating a masterpiece.
As a teacher, it may be the joy of seeing students “get it.”
As a musician, it may be the joy of witnessing crowds smile.
As a parent, it may be the joy of raising responsible children.
Whatever the joy may be,
This joy can help you to overlook the criticism.
This joy can drive you to overtake the opposition.
This joy can motivate you to overcome the obstacles.
This joy can focus you to finish.
This joy can push you to persevere.
This joy can compel you to continue.
This joy is powerful.
Therefore a very important question must be asked…
What is the joy that is set before you?