My friends, I don’t know about you but there are times in my journey of faith when the journey just gets hard and I think, it is extremely difficult to make it through the day as a Christ follower. It is during these times that the word of God in James 1:2-3 provides strength “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”.
As we grow in Christ, our faith will be tested. However, these tests will make us better and stronger people but most importantly, we will be a living testimony for others to see. Most people will never set foot in church but our enduring faith is what will draw them to the God we serve.
Living out a faith that endures daily means walking in an intentional mindset that:
- Trust in God to help us persevere – It is impossible to walk this journey of faith without the help of the Holy Spirit. With His help, we can make the right choices in our words, action and deeds when the journey gets tough.
- Chooses to identify with Christ – No matter the pressure from our personal and business relationships, we must never give up.
- Values the eternal perspective – We must fix our eyes on Jesus, the perfecter of our faith. We are sojourners here on earth where everything is temporary. However, as we look toward eternity, our affliction here pales in comparison to the reward that awaits us.
Christ follower, pray that God will give you a faith that endures till the end. If you are currently not a Christ follower, the blood that Jesus shed on the Cross of Calvary is for you – come and experience Him today.
All glory to God!
About The Author:
Agnes is a leader with proven business acumen in a variety of industries. She holds an executive MBA from the University of Hull, United Kingdom, and is also a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP). She is the author of Transforming Business with Godly Governance: Nine Characteristics for Workplace Success; God Cares for Me in Every Season: Godly Insights for Singleness, Marriage and Divorce; The Provisions of God: Insights from a Cat Named Mascot, and Weekly Insights for the Workplace: A Devotional for Christian Professionals
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