To persevere according to dictionary.com means to :
1. to persist in anything undertaken; maintain a purpose in spite of difficulty, obstacles, or discouragement; continue steadfastly.
2. to persist in speech, interrogation, argument, etc.; insist.
Perseverance is often not welcomed, but it is so needed to walk out our purpose. So often we get discouraged, frustrated and weary when things don’t seem to be happening as we think they should. However, we have to remember you can’t get the oil from the olive without the press. I’m reminded of Galatians 6:9 which says (paraphrased) don’t grow weary in well doing, for in due season you will reap if you don’t faint. We have to remember that we have a season that is due or owed to us, and therefore must expect for that season to come. Just like we are expecting fall to come, even in the midst of summer still popping up, our expectation doesn’t change. We have to have the same mindset about our purpose. In the video I talk about three things in regards to persevering:
How Bad Do You Want It
As you watch the video, I pray that you are encouraged to persevere on purpose.
Until next time,
Be blessed, but first comes obedience.