Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Perseverance


Tolerance is a human attitude that favorably reflects our relationship with our fellowmen. Patience is also a human attribute whereby we do things to achieve a certain purpose in life. It is akin to persistence or sticking to a certain goal until its eventual fruition.

But perseverance is different. It is a godly attribute. It is the conscious decision of a person to willingly accept trials and testings in his life with the hope that his Creator has something sublime in store for him at some future time.

Perseverance is anchored on a living faith and an unshakable hope that the words (promise) of his Creator will come to pass no matter what the present situations maybe.

Perseverance is to go against the common directions of man. By nature, man will always throw off whatever yoke is placed on his shoulders. Not so with the person who perseveres. He willingly accepts the yoke (burden), trusting in the faithfulness of his Creator to accomplish His purpose for laying it on him.

Man may have his own individual reasons for willingly and humbly accepting such yoke on his shoulder. Some would feel liberation from the heavy load of guilt and shame caused by past misdeeds in life. Some would consider it a sacrifice and an offering to be at peace with his Creator. Whatever it is, perseverance is done with a godly intention in mind.

And perseverance produces a godly character- one who looks tenderly at his fellowmen and share in their burdens and toils in life. Fasting and prayer is a form of perseverance.


Climb Every Mountain (from The Sound of Music) 1960s



Posted by Mel Avila Alarilla
Philippines
Spiritual/Inspirational

6 comments:

Mel Cole said...

Thanks for this post sir Mel. I need it these days. Been tired and lazy lately, I don't know why.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Mel Cole,
You feel tired and lazy because of your pregnant condition and you are pushing yourself too hard. Learn to take things in stride and never overexert yourself. Remember, the most important thing in your life right now is the baby in your womb. Never compromise the safety and health of your baby. Probably you should consider giving up your newspaper delivery temporarily since it imposes a lot of strain and stress to you. Hope you are all in the best of condition and health. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

chubskulit said...

I thought I left a comment here some time ago hehehe..

Well we need to persevere if we want to achieve our goals..

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Rose,
You may have left your comments in another of my blogs since my topics are synchronized most of the time. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

Ako rin i so need perserverance. I am very quick in making bad decision kasi kasi hindi maka pag hintay or walang pasensya. To succeed in wahatever goal you have in life you need perserverance. Pero hindi siguro pwedi ang perserverance sa lotto or sweepstakes Sir mel ano hhe kasi mauubos ang pera katataya hindi nanalo hahaha. Thanks for the post

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Shy,
You are right, hindi kasama sa perseverance ang pagtaya sa lotto. Tumataya lang naman ako sa lotto kapag 50 million and above na ang premyo at isang number combination lang para minimum yung taya. We can learn perseverance as we go along life's ways where we pass through so many trials. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

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