“You were running well; who (or what) hindered you that you no longer obey the truth” (Galatians 5:7).
The interference here is that someone who had been zealously following the Lord – running the Christian race – is now side-lined, no longer running. It is a well-known fact that there are more starters than finishers in life. Jesus said, “Many are called but few are chosen.”
Determine that you are going to stay in the race. Make up your mind that you are going to cross the finish line and receive the reward that comes to those who endure to the end. There are many hindrances along the pathway of Life. There are enemies which work diligently to take you out of the running. There are rough stretches in the road. There are long dry seasons when it seems that heaven is silent. There are periods when you battle boredom, discouragement, and frustration.
That’s why you must run with resolve. God’s word can sustain and strengthen you. God’s promises are sure. You are not running alone. Victory comes to all who endure by faith. There is a reward for the righteous believer who presses toward the goal.
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth, there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing” (2 Timothy 4:7-8).