“A river cuts through a rock not because of its power, but because of its persistence.”
Have you ever experienced a season of life that was very difficult? Some days may have been harder than others but you constantly found yourself pushing pass the thoughts of giving up. Many times when we are constantly aiming and pushing for something better in life we don’t realize that somewhere in the process we will be tested with resistance. Resistance is not always easy to fight, and in order to have victory in the process it must be matched with persistence. Persistence is firm continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.
Although what we experience in life may be difficult having shameless persistence despite what the situation may look like is what will help us have victory. Think about a time in your life where you experienced something that made you want to give up. What was it that made you keep going despite what you were seeing? Was it persistence? When we are on that path to reaching our goals and going after our dreams, we need be persistent in order to reach the end goal. There will be times where what we desire to happen won’t happen in the time that we want it to happen, and when we experience those type of disappointments persistence is what will push us through.
“Persistence guarantees that results are inevitable.”
So how do we develop shameless persistence:
1.) Understand the purpose
In order to develop shameless persistence there must be purpose behind what you are doing. When you understand the purpose of what you are doing it will be easier to develop a plan to help you accomplish the purpose.
2.) Develop and stick to the plan
No matter what happens when you develop a plan you must stick to it. Its so easy to get distracted and discouraged when things don’t go the way we planned but in order to reach the goals we must keep going despite the setbacks and obstacles we encounter.
3.) Focus on the end goal
In oder to develop shameless persistence we must focus on the end goal. It doesn’t matter how hard things may get are how impossible things may seem we must stay focused on the end goal. Sometimes we fail to realize that we are always a moment away from everything changing. What would happen in we stay persistent despite the storms that we are facing? What would happen if we kept pushing just a little longer? No matter where you are in the process and how difficult things may seem focus on reaching the end goal.
I just want to encourage you to be persistence in the journey of reaching your goals. Seek to understand the purpose of what you are doing, develop and stick to the plan and stay focused on reaching the goal. Don’t ever give up! Remember you are always a moment away from everything changing.
Luke 11:8 But I tell you this–though he won’t do it for friendship’s sake, if you keep knocking long enough, he will get up and give you whatever you need because of your shameless persistence.
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