Perseverance: Steady persistance in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., inspite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.
How many times do we let that little voice inside of us saying to give up actually win? How many times is it so much easier to hit snooze one more time instead of getting to the gym, running that extra mile, finishing that last burpee, etc. The moments I haven't given in, which have been more so in the last few years, I have seen major growth in my life physically, emotionally, and spiritually. You grow just a little bit more every little step you take.
What kind of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement are you giving into today? How is Satan attacking you? Maybe it's just one of those days where you feel blah and you really don't want to push through it... I want to encourage you friend to press on because there IS light at the end of the tunnel! I know there are many days when it would be just so much easier to give up but is it really worth it to give up? Doesn't God deserve our best? Don't YOU deserve to give Him your best?!
James 1:12 NIV Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
Just like we should persevere in our efforts physically, we should persevere emotionally & spiritually. God didn't promise us that life would be easy, he just promised that it would be worth it! He wants the glory in the good times and the bad. He doesn't want you to give up! He wants you to press on toward the goals He has set out for you! He has BIG plans for your life & wants to use you to glorify His name every chance He gets! Decide NOW that you will persevere with the confidence knowing that God has a special plan for you!
Take time this weekend to reflect on what you have done this week. Where do you need to persevere in your personal life? Maybe it's your health, your marriage, your career, your relationships, or a situation just too hard to explain. Whatever it might be hand it over to God & let Him show you how to strain towards the goals He has for you! He desires us to live a life of abundance & when you persevere through trials with Him you will understand true abundance. He will give you His strength to finish strong!
I want to encourage you to take the lies and shame that Satan has convinced you with & throw them away. Empty your backpack full of regrets & move forward.
I believe in you!