Topic: Perseverance Pays [Joyce Meyer’s Daily Saturday March 17th, 2018]
But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the LORD sees not as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” — 1 Samuel 16:7
In the early years when we were building our ministry, Dave and I went through a lot of difficult tests. I needed to work on my attitude. We needed to work on our marriage and how we handled money.
For six years I bought my socks and underwear at garage sales. We were totally broke—and I was teaching about God’s abundant provision in our lives!
Not only that, it just wasn’t popular for women to preach back then. We lost friends and had family members who didn’t want anything to do with us.
It was just hard, and sometimes I wanted to quit. But today I am so glad I stuck with God because there are people all over the world who have been helped because of our ministry.
Scripture tells us in Matthew 19 that we will have to leave “important” things behind for the sake of following Him. We didn’t have everything we thought we needed back then, but the trade-off ended up being more than worth it.
Persevere in your walk with God, even when it’s hard. Stay focused on Him, and it will all pay off when you experience the victory He has for you.
Prayer Starter: God, sometimes it’s hard to persevere in the Christian life, but I know that the perseverance will pay off. Thank You for giving me the strength I need to keep going. I will follow You alone, because You are all that matters.
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From Joyce Meyer’s Ministries.