James 1:12 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
Have you ever faced a challenge that felt impossible to deal with? Have you ever grown weary of trying to do the right thing when life seemed to just keep beating you down. Have you ever wondered What’s the point? What does it matter the choices I make, or the actions I take if I don’t seem to be getting anywhere?
Well, God says it does matter. Just like a thin blade of grass can remain nourished in the dark as it slowly pushes it’s way through hard concrete to find the light of day, so we too can be strengthened as we endure and push with our faith through life’s obstacles to find the light of God’s purpose. Read the rest of this entry
Wisdom Is….Seeking the Right Perspective For Challenging Circumstances.
A young woman went to her grandmother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved a new one arose.
Her grandmother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water. In the first, she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs and the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil without saying a word. Read the rest of this entry
“Heroism is endurance for one moment more.” -George F. Kennan
“We are judged by what we finish, not by what we start” – Anonymous
“Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. Love still stands when all else has fallen.”
“If God sends us on strong paths, we are provided strong shoes.” –
1. the act or power of withstanding hardship or stress
2. the state or fact of persevering
3. continuing existence; duration
This is WEEK 12 of the Character Development Series I am doing for 2012. So glad you stopped by.
Thomas Edison: In his early years, teachers told Edison he was “too stupid to learn anything.” Work was no better, as he was fired from his first two jobs for not being productive enough. Even as an inventor, Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. Of course, all those unsuccessful attempts finally resulted in the design that worked.
We should strive to have determination and not be fainthearted. Read the rest of this entry