So it was suggested that today's topic should be Perseverance.
At first I wasn't sure if this topic would apply towards my daily life... but wait... YES!
There are two definitions of perseverance:
1. (Noun) steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., esp. in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.
2. (Theology) continuance in a state of grace to the end, leading to eternal salvation.
My opinion... those are NOT two separate definitions... they are singular!
A few of you are aware that my family has been very diligent in attempting to pay off the debt that was accumulated in our 20's. I no longer want to be a slave to a lender. We were doing well until bad news hit the family last week; my husband lost his job. He has since found another job in the same field (blessing) but we will not be able to pay off our debt as quickly as we planned. Funny thing is, that in my past I bought everything because I wanted instant gratification (in place of Christ) and now I want my debt paid off immediately... DUH, all things come in time by PERSEVERING!
There are many, many bible verses that discuss perseverance but I chose the following two:
Galatians 6:9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Romans 2:7 To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life.
This does not mean that every day I wake up optimistic... there are days that inside I have a pity party with only one guest BUT I have FAITH that the difficult times in our lives are for a better, higher purpose!
So, until tomorrow :)