Advisory – Honesty to follow!
~ Charles Spurgeon ~ The definition of perseverance, from a dictionary: “Persisting in or remaining constant to a purpose, idea or task in spite of obstacles.” Given that definition, you can see that perseverance can clearly be a both a good thing and a bad thing. In the snail case it was a good thing I would imagine……for me well I am not so sure anymore. The last few weeks have really challenged my thinking about my perserverance. I have always been someone who doesn’t give up on anything easily but I am starting to think I need to learn to give up a little easier when I keep banging my head against the same wall. I’ve really been struggling with that hopeless feeling that kind of takes over when a dream/calling begins to die and maybe it needs to die so God can reveal Himself to me, and the words that I feel like my heavenly Father keeps telling me is “Surrender”. Give it to me……everything….all your hopes & dreams……and I don’t know about you but I really struggle with that…….I’ve been called selfish & arrogant……and maybe I am….it really hurts to acknowledge the fact that I am more than likely just a really big spoiled brat. In my defense though (not that I really should have one) I really do feel like God was calling me….but I think I put my own definition to the calling and the twists and turns of life took over from there. So where do I go from here? I am trying really hard not to figure it out but to surrender as my Father is asking me to do…….so that is where I am today…..sorry I can’t be inspirational and give you some great story to make you feel good that you visited me here today….this is a hard place for me to be…..please bear with me!
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
2 Timothy 4:7-8
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
Now I don’t care much about what people think of me……but’s its a really big deal for me about what God thinks of me…….that in the end……when I stand before Him…..He says that I ran the race good…….and hopefully one of these days I will get it right……
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