I’ve been at Living Faith for just over a year. 2 days over a year actually. To be honest, that seems like craziness. Alas, I cannot make it not true. There is something about the significance of being at a place for a year. A year of new people. A year of new culture. A year of new lessons. But there is one phrase that has been so obvious in the midst of all of the new this year:
We live in a world that likes to personify the problems that exist and heap exponentially more pressure on people to the point that it seems like the only way to get away from it is to quit. Too often, that is the suggestion of the advice that some people are professionals at handing out.
But I’ve learned that if you become patient enough to see things work themselves out and to see seeds planted, start to sprout, there is a light at the end of the tunnel; there is a natural release valve coming.
So, whatever you face today, whatever you have faced the last week, months, year, recognize this: This too shall pass. So keep going. In the end, quitting when you know you shouldn’t will only give you the opportunity to regret and give Satan another foothold.
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”