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Virtue: Perseverance

One of my favorite verses is 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.”  When I feel like stopping, leaving, or throwing my hands up in the air shouting…

I can’t do this anymore!

I remember Galatians 6:9 and these simple statements:

Keep-on, keeping on.

Wherever you find yourself, don’t easily leave.

Quitting is always easier than enduring.

Don’t give up.

You see, I believe that super natural blessings await us as we persevere through difficult seasons in our lives.  I believe that quitting, when I know in my heart that I need to press on, is disobedient.

I also believe that there are times we need to reevaluate our approach, the direction we are going and make changes, shifting our efforts.  To me this isn’t quitting, it’s growing, it’s implementing new ideas, it’s taking action with new awareness.

Lastly, I believe there are times when a door clearly closes, a season in life changes, and we must make the next right decision.  Which could be not pursuing something.  When this happens we keep  pressing on, seeking God for guidance taking what we’ve learned from our experience, looking for the positive, looking for the good — keep putting one foot in front of the other.

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us” Hebrews 12:1

Most important, I see perseverance in life crucial in my relationship with God.  I must keep pressing into Him, intentionally, for leadership and guidance.  This is one quality I hope to daily demonstrate to my nuggets through my actions as they see me look to Him in all things.

I pray, “Lord, teach my children perseverance in all they do, and help them especially to run with perseverance the race marked out for them.  And Father, may I not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time I will reap a harvest if I do not give up. Amen.

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AboutTeri

Teri is a writer, speaker, and sought-after personal growth expert. She enjoys running and taking pictures. Great conversations while sipping coffee and soaking up as many sunsets as she can, make her tick. She's passionate about helping others; an encourager and a cheerleader to many. Teri lives a joy-filled life deeply devoted to her husband, her two boys, and her relationship with God.
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