Perseverance has always been a struggle for me. At work, in relationships, getting stuff done - until I became a single mom. At that point in my life, I was in my mid 30’s raising two small children and freshly divorced and working full time. Chaos was a part of my daily routine. I got pretty sick of it and so I had to coach my own self. “Self,” I said, “this situation is not working; finish something. Your kids are depending on you.” So, I gave myself the sternest Momma look in the mirror, and I said these words. “Stop. Being. Lazy.”
I still struggle with the discipline and time it takes to craft and finish songs. My phone is full of ideas, melodies and word phrases that I just like the sound of just waiting for me to grab an hour or two to breath a little life in them. Maybe it would help to turn off the Hallmark Channel… ???Anyway, I feel so blessed to have these moments when the song finally comes together and it is born into this world to help, encourage or perhaps flick someone upside the noggin. For the world to hear, or maybe just me, it’s still very satisfying to see something finished.
Today, I am much better at preparing for and finishing things. Maybe we just grow up and that’s part of it. But perseverance is in God’s DNA ALL the time. He perseveres with us as a people, but most importantly, His faithful love endures forever (Psalm 136). Forever!! There is NO stopping his love, in this world and the next. That is such a comfort.
Give thanks to the God of heaven. His faithful love endures forever.
- Psalm 136:26