Today's focus for MindSet Monday's is:
Commanding your day by Persevering!
No one said that life would be easy. If anyone ever told you that, it was surely a lie. Now I am not saying that life will be terribly hard either but there will be some highs and some lows. As a matter of fact in John 16:33, Jesus tells us that in the world you will have tribulation. Do you believe it now? Good. Now we can move forward. As much as I know we could all do without troubles, please know it comes with and for a purpose. Often times while your in the midst of a trial all you see is your trouble. It can be difficult to even phantom there being a reason. There is a purpose for your pain. You have to not only know this but believe it in your heart. It's like the old saying either you are either in a storm right now, coming out of a storm or going into one. Life is going to happen. You may can not control what happens to you and how it happens, but Choose today to Persevere anyway.
What exactly does it mean or look like to PERSEVERE?
Here are a few definitions:
to continue doing something or trying to do something even though it is difficult
to persist in a state, enterprise, or undertaking in spite of counter influences, opposition, or discouragement
to persist in anything undertaken; maintain a purpose in spite of difficulty, obstacles, or discouragement; continue steadfastly.
to persist in speech, interrogation, argument, etc.; insist.
to bolster, sustain, or uphold: unflagging faith that had persevered him.
Wow! So this is what Perseverance looks like. I never said that Perseverance would be easy. Heck its been extremely hard for me! It takes a made up mind, effort, endurance and a FIGHT! I never even realized the importance until now. Why? Maybe because I have never had to fight so hard in my life for anything. I guess the saying is true, that if its not worth fighting for its not worth having. If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything. Giving up is not an option. As hard as it may look or feel, endurance should not be avoided. Life has a way of putting your back against a wall and forcing you to do something. Are you feeling the pressure? I know I am! Look at Perseverance as your only option. Trials and tribulations don't just magically disappear. You can't go back to where and who you used to be. You can not stay where you are. The only option you have is to keep moving forward. I can be honest and tell you that I do not know what it will look like for you to Persevere but I do know that it is something you have to do.