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Whether by choice or circumstances out of our control, we will have moments where we feel like we've been punched out, dragged down, or knocked out. What do we do in those situations? You must learn to persevere.
Perseverance requires a deep sense of hope, and thought leader, pastor, and podcaster, Bianca Juárez Olthoff, knows that personally. But it's not just any hope. It's a hope firmly rooted in something other than mere wishes and finger-crossing. This is a hope we have in our future that is rooted in the One who can go beyond our wildest dream to accomplish more than we could ever imagine. However, we must be willing to do the work of cultivating grit throughout every circumstance. Using the life of Paul the Apostle as a case study, Bianca shows how grit was the genesis of his transformation from a judgmental Pharisee to a world-changing follower of Jesus.
Maybe you’re wondering what “surrender” has to do with “grit.” After all,
this study is about NOT giving up—isn’t “surrendering” like “giving up”?
Maybe not. Today, Bianca’s going to teach us about the link between grit
The most effective survival tool that we should be armed with daily is the
Holy Spirit of God—His very presence and voice. To be able to show grit
for the challenges we will face, all we have to do is invite Him into our lives,
listen, and obey.
Not only did Jesus come to break the patterns of a cruel and cold culture,
but Jesus also came as a rebel to darkness. To evil. To our enemy. Jesus was
all love, but don’t mistake that love for weakness. No, it took guts to be Jesus. It took grit to live the noble, upright, righteous, holy life t...
In moments of despair, depression, and disillusionment, we need to take a cue from our brother Paul and shake it off. Literally, Paul shook the snake off him and didn’t suffer any effects from what should have been a lethal bite.
Helmets were the ancient headgear that inspired the crown. If we viewed our spiritual crowns more like helmets, it would shift our perspective. It would clarify how to maintain grit over the long haul. It would create a more accurate mental picture for the battle that lies ahead.