Perseverance is persistence, tenacity and the effort required to do something and keep believing even when it’s hard.
The bible talks about perseverance and that persevering in our faith produces steadfastness. When this “steadfastness has its full effect it says it’s so, “that we may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” (James 1:2-4;12)
Learning to persevere in life and in our faith is an important part of living the life God has planned for us. When we fail to persevere through difficulties, setbacks or things we may be afraid of or find challenging we will be far more prone to keep giving up, which is not something God wants for us. He doesn’t give up, He remains faithful and He always says, “Keep going, keep running your race, keep believing and keep moving forward with me.” That’s because He wants us to fulfil the purpose for which He made us so that we would be able to live the full and overflowing life that He has planned and desires for us. Plus we also have a great cloud of witnesses in heavenly places who cheer us on and encourage us to keep persevering. ((John 10:10;Hebrews 12:1-2)
Today I encourage you to keep running your own particular race in pursuit of all that you desire. God has a dream and destiny for all of us and will strengthen us to hold steady as we persevere until we reap a harvest. Hang in there, keep the vision before you and just keep running..
Prayer: Lord please strengthen and encourage me today to persevere so that at the appointed time I will reap the reward of not quitting. Thankyou that I can do all things because you give me strength. In Jesus name Amen.