Persistence brings greater faith as we act on faith to persevere and keep asking. Persistence in prayer and perseverance carry us forward and are necessary in difficult circumstances because it is easy to become discouraged, give up or turn back.
Or at least a word we don’t really want to have to deal with? When the walls seem to be closing in and the roof feels like it is about to fall down…perseverance is needed. When you find yourself frustrated with the daily responsibilities of home, work, and family, a little shot of perseverance goes a long way!
Do you ever have those days when you are just in a snit? Days when your best effort is nowhere near enough to close the gap of all that needs to be done? Days when “just one more thing” is enough to push you over the edge of reason? Days when you just don’t like what the Bible has to say about things like patience, rejoicing, and kindness?
Have you ever looked at your self, added up your good points, subtracted out your not-so-pretty traits, and then started in on all the reasons why God shouldn’t bother with you? Many of us can be tempted to see our faults and mistakes as things that will always hold us back, tethering our feet to the past and tainting our future.
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