Called To Persevere
Perseverance. A word that speaks to us of continuance, of persistence, of not giving up! Indeed, perseverance can be of a delightful nature, "if" it is applied to something we truly enjoy experiencing in our lives. But what if something requiring perseverance on our part, is of a most difficult nature? And what if it is to be of a lasting nature? Perhaps something that might take years, or even an entire lifetime of enduring? So often we attempt to escape that which we should, instead, persevere in ... that which to us, might be most difficult to remain strong in the midst of. God views such perseverance as pleasing, as it requires that we entrust ourselves into His keeping. Let's take a look at what it means to persevere, according to God's word. There is only one verse listed in the King James bible, where "perseverance" can be found, and that's in Ephesians 6:18. I'd like to add here, when time permits, you would do well to read this scripture verse in it's full context: see Ephesians 6:10-20. In this writing, I will be addressing verses 17-18.