Are you a person who doesn’t give up easily, or are you quick to bail out when the going gets tough? We joke around in the gym about indomitable will, or picking the bar up even when you don’t want to. These are all signs of the desire to persevere. If you have developed the habit of giving up at the first sign of trouble, it is probably time for you to have a heart to heart talk with the person you see in the mirror every day. A well lived life is like a marathon, not a sprint. It calls for preparation, determination, and lots of perseverance. As an example of perseverance, you need look no further than our Savior, Jesus Christ. Jesus finished what He began. Despite his suffering and despite the shame of the cross, Jesus was steadfast in his faithfulness to God. You too should remain faithful, especially when times get tough. Are you facing a difficult situation or some kind of adversity in your life? If so, remember that whatever your problem, God can handle it. Your job is to keep persevering until He does.
Therefore, my dear brother, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the Lord’s work, knowing that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.~1 Corinthians 15:58