Hebrews 10:36 For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise:

We all want the promises of God. From our mortgage paid, to a new car, to healing in our bodies, we all have needs and desires we want from God.

There are two things that are a necessity to receive the promises of God. That’s faith and patience (or endurance).

A lot of us understand the concept of faith. Faith is believing God made this promise available to us. Endurance on the other hand is holding on to that belief for an extended period of time.

We can believe we’ve received a promise, have confessed that promise over our lives, have sown a financial seed and still haven’t received our promise yet. That’s when endurance needs to be employed.

From the time we pray to the manifestation of that promise could be 2 months, 2 years, or even longer. Why God seems to take so long varies. There could be fear in us He needs to uproot, there could be a maturing process so we won’t end up being spoiled brats, or there could be a simultaneous blessing in the works where He is positioning another believer to get blessed through our blessing. We may never know.

The main point is to remain consistent in our belief in God’s promises. Don’t let circumstances or delay stop your belief in God. Be willing to believe forever.