In today’s culture, when things get difficult, people give up and move onto what they hope will be easier. This is why people bounce from job to job or place to place. This is why people will give up on a friend or family member rather than reconcile the relationship. A life that lacks perseverance is not much of a life at all.
The saddest thing is that people will take this same approach to God and quit before they ever really gave the relationship a chance. Solomon warns us of the need for perseverance. He tells us that the righteous may fall, but they will always rise again. Christ has created us to be warriors, we are meant to fight not flee. When life inevitably knocks us down, we get back up through the power of Jesus and continue on. While there are times to move on, it should never be our first response. May we be people of perseverance.
For the King,
Pastor Daniel Batistelli