Posted by: JackRyan88 | October 8, 2013

Perseverance builds character

Last night I wrestled with demons…  I came home from a class on God’s word and Finances.  And I felt prodded because of two comments classmates had made to me.  My wife also was upset with the passing of her Godmother.  Negative comments just really affect me, so all evening I was pushing myself into a dark abyss.  While I tried to sleep my mind kept working on this, pushing me further and further.  I remember even going as far as saying I wasn’t worthy of my wife, of society, etc.  I just wanted out of this world. 

That’s when I woke up….  Sat up in bed and screamed to myself…. “Satan you have no hold on me, God is my light and I will not fall to your evil ways.”  I am better than this.  I will walk in the path of my lord, and never evil.  The mood changed within seconds of saying this, and praying on this.  Lifting me out and setting the tone for the day.

I will persevere my lord, I will fall and grab your arm and you will lift me up to persevere.  I am your son lord to do your will. 

 “… but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.  And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”  (Romans 5:3-5)

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