Perseverance is like that extra set of reps, that extra sprint, or that extra set of sit-ups that will actually make us stronger the next time we put our bodies to the test. Just as physical perseverance leads to endurance and performance, so spiritual perseverance leads to spiritual strength, endurance, and maturity in Christ.
The message is clear: perseverance under pressure pleases God.
God is not looking for perfection: He’s looking for the rewarding perseverance. Don’t give up the pursuit. Hang in there. Try again and again, because the reward is great.
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. (JAMES 1:12)