So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless. (1 Corinthians 15:58)
This week I was looking at the stuff I was faced with and it just didn't match my faith; it matched what I was believing for. The thought crossed my mind, "we must have Stubborn Faith!"
What an oxymoron. Here's why: Being stubborn always carries a negative connotation, while faith carries only positive. It's amazing because when I looked up the word stubborn it said defined it as: "having or showing dogged determination not to change one's attitude or position on something, especially in spite of good arguments or reasons to do."
This blessed my life! We must have "dogged determination".
We must be tenacious, determined, resolved, purposeful, persistent, persevering, single-minded, tireless; strong-willed and steadfast. We forfeit our next level and growth when we face challenges and our attitude changes. Or we try to rush God while people rush us and we move out of position. Or a good argument or convincing reasoning is brought to us and we allow it to change or persuade us. Powerful!
We must have an "I Still Believe" mentality. The mindset that says "I will trust God despite what it looks and feels like. Despite disappointment. Despite pain. Despite enticing words." We must have stubborn faith.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9
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