For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God. For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;- 2 Corinthians 4:15-17 KJV
The difference between faithful people and unfaithful people is unfaithful people give up at the first sign of difficulty.
Faithful people keep on keeping on.
Faithful people are determined.
Faithful people are diligent.
Faithful people are persistent.
Faithful people don’t know how to quit.
You know how a little acorn becomes an oak tree? An oak tree is just an acorn that refused to give up.
I’m not that smart, but I do know one thing: It is always too soon to quit. You are never a failure until you quit, and it’s always too soon to quit. God uses tough times to test our persistence.
God uses tough times to test our persistence.
If you’re going through tough times right now, then read 2 Corinthians 4:15-17.
God is more interested in what you’re becoming than what’s happening to you. He often allows trials, troubles, tribulations, and problems in your life to teach you diligence, determination, and character.
The problem you’re going through right now?
It’s a test of your faithfulness.
Will you continue to serve God even when life stinks?
This devotional © 2014 by Rick Warren.