Passion and Perseverance – Beloved Women – November 27, 2019
“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial, because having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.” (James 1:12 ESV)
For years, I wondered why I could never get ahead. I was full of ideas, but could never quite accomplish the goal. One day, the Lord began to speak that it’s not enough to have passion, talent, and inner drive. You also need perseverance.
Passion is defined as a strong, unstoppable emotion. Perseverance, however, is the persistence to keep going, despite the obstacles at hand. The truth is, passion alone and “wanting something so bad” rarely leads to success. Most successful people are where they are today, because they were able to rise above disappointments and rejections, and do what they knew they were called to do.
In other words, we must make a choice to do what God’s calling us to do, even when opposition comes. Remember, the things God called you to do will have a generational impact. Let us not grow weary in prayer and action, but choose perseverance.
Lord, I thank You for the talents and giftings you have graced me with. Help me to not squander them or disregard them when life gets hard. Help me to follow those passions with my whole heart and sincere prayer. Lead me, Lord, along the paths You have called me to. In Jesus Christ’s Name, I pray, Amen.
Is there something God has called you to do that you’ve given up on?
We must make a choice to do what God’s calling us to do, even when opposition comes.
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