Yesterday I talked about difficult circumstances and how they can contribute to your spiritual growth and maturity as a person.
Now don’t get me wrong. I wouldn’t wish difficulty on someone. And I don’t think that every problem we face is good.
But if we shift our perspective, I think we can open ourselves to the shaping, sculpting and molding activity of God in a whole new way…
even through the difficult seasons of life.
While teaching Christians about suffering, Paul said that “perseverance produces character” (Romans 5:4). To me, perseverance is the willingness to keep going no matter what.
And the more you keep plowing ahead the more you learn that a lot of the difficult seasons in life have an end date—and that the sun will come up tomorrow. It creates a confident mindset that God’s light always returns.
If you let him, God can use your current circumstances to shape, sculpt and mold you into a stronger, wiser and more faithful future you.
So if you’re dealing with difficulty, keep going.
Perseverance produces character.
By Matthew Ruttan
- Today’s Up! is partly based on my Sunday podcast called “No Eraser — Re-thinking your difficult circumstances for a stronger, wiser, and more faithful future you.” You can listen to the 26-minute podcast here. Enjoy!