"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." (James 1:2-4 NIV)
Perseverance it’s something we hear all the time. ‘You have to preserve’. It’s to the point where some people are like, 'Yea yea whatever perseverance.' But with the rate of the rise of suicide this should make us realize how important it is.
News alert God knew what he was taking about!!! I know that suicide is an extreme, but it’s is very relevant. So many people are facing trials and they decide to completely give up. Now it’s not that simple and it not that to the point, but it all starts with trials. Trials of some kind come up, and there are may different types of trials, but when you don’t deal with it and preserve, that trial will pull on you, it will weigh you down, it can cause you to get in a hole. Then if other trials come along and you are still in this hole from the last one, it just pushes you further.
Perseverance is so important, having the ability to work through trials for one is how we get stronger and two how we keep going. This is more than just a motivational saying, this can be the difference between life and death. It is something that will aid you through the rest of your life. Being able to know and understand that this trial does not define you, you are more than the trials you face. Lean on God and let him help you get through it, this will take faith and a lot of prayer but it will be worth it. This is a day in and day out thing, this is muscle that has be to be developed. You have to get up and pray up and push through. Some days will be harder than others, but this is a race worth running. I've shared before part of my story on perseverance, my coming back from seeing a man killed. It was a long road, but know being on the other side I see why trials are important, a person without trials won't have a chance at handling the world, and all the things that may bump into you. It makes you mature and complete. This one we all need a little more of as we go through the journey and Live In Perseverance.