Pushing through hard times is like a good work out. Mid way you might be saying, “I want to stop now!” or you may just stop. Other times you hear a voice saying, “you can do it, finish what you started, Finish strong!” I hear Jillian’s voice from the biggest loser saying, “unless you die, you are not quitting”. It motivates me when I am working out to keep going.
Scripture does this for me in my walk with Christ. Lets face it, there are times when things are tough and we know we are to persevere, but they are hard and unpleasant and sometimes smelly and dirty. James tells us that when we persevere all the way through, there are gifts, maturity and completeness.
I prefer to say that I have been well seasoned.🙂
Learning through trials not only helps us grow, but is also gives us the experience and understanding to minister to others who are in need. They strengthen us to know that nothing can separate us from the love of God. He is El Roi (The God who sees me) Trials prepare us for bigger battles and ultimately they help us Reflect the God who is always with us!
He promises that we will be able to do and endure all things because he is with us.
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Father, Thank you for always whispering in my ear, “I am here, you are not alone. Let’s do it together. Well done”. I want to Reflect your glory and your perseverance in my life. Show me how. Help me to live this verse well. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete,not lacking anything. James 1:4