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Five Minute Fridays

It's time for Five Minute Fridays. No editing, no backtracking, and no over-thinking. Just writing for five minutes on a given topic. Join us.



Today's Topic: Grit.

Grit is the gumption not only to keep going when times are tough but to keep going with the determination that God knows what is best, and no matter what He will see you through this. The most important part of the endeavor is to realize not only is God leading you through your struggle, but He wants you to lead others, to set a Holy example, to love as Christ loves, and to come out stronger on the other side. Never resenting what you’ve gone through, but being thankful for the grit to keep going.



Grit is more than continuing when others would stop. Grit isn’t walking blind or slowly moving through a valley. Grit is climbing towards the mountain top… Pulling others with you as you climb… Carrying more than your own load but that of your sisters’ and brothers’ in Christ... Grit is there when you physically, emotionally, and spiritually feel you can do no more but keep on anyway. Grit allows us to do more than we are capable of on our own. Grit is what truly binds us to the Holy Spirit. Grit is what everlasting love is made of.

“More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope”
Romans 5:3-4



Have a blessed weekend!

Comments

  1. I really like your concept of it being more than just about ourselves, but in inspiring others on too!

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  2. Beautifully written. From someone in the valley with a mountain top out of view, you have given encouragement. May God bless you!

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  3. I'm with Tara- loving the pulling others along bit! And the final line: "Grit is what everlasting love is made of."

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