I enjoy stopping by “the well” on Mondays but didn’t yesterday because I was struggling with the topic…..perseverance! The discussion questions were “What are some ways that you have persisted when you have been knocked down? How have these circumstances brought glory to the Father?”
Honestly, this is something I have been challenged with for several weeks lately. When I am honest with myself, I have to admit that I am easily discouraged…and easily defeated. I see this evidenced in my spiritual life, my social life, my personal life (think exercise!), and so on. I have tried to make excuses for myself but keep coming back to the bottom line….Lord, this is something I want to work on in my life – but I certainly need your help!
Stumbling blocks, difficulties, trials…and many other (big and small) things that side-track me and ultimately defeat me – can, indeed, bring God glory…but only if I will persevere, push through and allow God to give me victory. I have been challenged. I am making purposeful plans to allow God to help me in this area.