Don’t confuse resistance with persistence.
Oh, they can sometimes go together. We all know people who are persistent at being resistant.
They are rock-solid in their commitment to not change, not improve, and not grow. They are persistently predictable in their habit of being negative, complaining, and making excuses. Their persistent resistance is not a plus—it is a liability.
However, show me a person who, with unrelenting persistence toward a worthy goal, who will not be dissuaded to give up because of adversity, lack of resources or difficulty and I will show you a person who will eventually achieve great and worthwhile accomplishments and who will be a person who leaves the world a better place.
- The ONE THING for today: Don’t confuse resistance with persistence, there is a subtle but important difference.
James 5:11 (NKJV)
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.