Keep on keeping on

James 5:11 “Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord—that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.”

Leader, I bless you with cultivating the somewhat unpopular character trait of perseverance. Unpopular because it intimates willingly accepting more discomfort in an already painful situation. I bless you with wisdom to choose your battles carefully, to discern the consequences of engaging in battle or riding out the storm vs. jumping ship. If you have experienced multiple setbacks, I bless you with not giving up. I bless you with not losing sight of the vision, but also with the wherewithal to recalibrate your plans so that a reasonable and palatable way forward presents itself, which will give you the time needed to work through whatever the situation is. I bless you with experiencing first-hand the seeming dichotomy of blind determination in a struggle that fuels hope. I bless you with knowing that God will never allow more than what you could bear to cross your path.

Romans 5:3,4 “And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.”