A month ago I embarked on a two week adventure to the countries of Tanzania and Kenya with my family. The purpose of this vision trip was to journey to Compassion International program sites, meet our sponsor children and their … Continue reading
I have a love hate relationship with technology. I love technology when it QUICKLY does what I want. I hate technology when it doesn’t work or takes longer to accomplish a task than I deem necessary. Why doesn’t my phone navigate the variety of apps with the ease of the one on the commercial? Where did the rough draft of my blog go? All I did was touch the screen? And why do I constantly need to reboot my wireless internet? Frustrating!!
I am not good with glitches or delays. (Those closest to me might say that’s an understatement!) But what if the glitches and delays aren’t really my problem. What if sometimes the real problem is that I am not very good with perseverance?
Perseverance– steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
There will always be obstacles that slow down and impede progress this side of Heaven. I choose how I respond. I can play the victim, throw a hissy fit and give up or I can press in, re-adjust and continue on my journey. Oh that I would press on!
So what are you facing today? Is there an obstacle in your way that is slowing down your progress? Are you close to throwing in the towel? Is it difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel?
Now is not the time to give up but to press in and press on! Remaining steadfast may be uncomfortable. It may be the hardest thing you have ever done. It may take every ounce of your energy. Giving up control over timing is never easy but you can do this. You can persevere because the One who formed and gave you all those crazy dreams is right there by your side and He is for, not against, you!
Unhindered…live the masterpiece!
“Everyone wants to be successful until they see what it actually takes.” Not sure who actually said this, but isn’t it true? Sometimes when we see the true costs the benefits just don’t outweigh the negatives. And that’s ok. Not … Continue reading
One of the fondest memories I have as a child is riding in the car with my mom. Having her undivided attention, I’d tell her everything that I had been imagining since the last time we were in the car together. … Continue reading