Tenacity is developed in the crucible of struggle. The deepest desires of the tenacious are not like a river that mostly moves in the path of least resistance. Tenacious people are bull dozers, driven toward what they believe possible, often criticized because they are not comfortable sitting still or waiting for other people to make decisions that impact their path.
Each person, through their response to adversity, builds determination that enables them to push through hardship even when others are giving up. There is a point where wisdom mandates moving in another direction, but how many give up on their deepest desires because reaching them seems too challenging or difficult. Just because someone says something cannot be done, does not make it true (sounds a little like Winnie the Pooh). God’s playground is at the intersection of possible and impossible. That is where His glory is on display for all to see, but if we value comfort over fulfillment or ease over freedom, we will miss experiencing the crossroad where what we can do becomes what only He can. With God, all things are possible and when you are in Him that means possible for you too. God can do anything, but do you believe He can do it through you?
Biblical tenacity is revealed in people who push through adversity, pain, frustration, silence, isolation and personal limitations into the realm of the impossible where God’s glory meets them in victory. Don’t give up on your dreams or the vision planted in your heart – push through today because God’s glory is waiting to meet you.
See Hebrews 12:1-3
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