Cooking, Sewing, Working, Traveling, Gardening and Pondering

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.

~Winston Churchill~

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Stamina can be an interesting term. It can apply to an athlete in a race, it can refer to stresses in life, it can apply to friendships.

How much stamina a person has, can define their fortitude and resolve. Can they survive their situation and come out the other side? God likes to see what our stamina levels are and see how our faith's stamina withstands the challenges.

They say God doesn't throw anything at you that you can't withstand. I wonder though, just how much of what is thrown is really from God and not our own conjuring.

It's not if you finish, but how you finish that matters.


Karen said...

Clearly you are not a girl who quits :)
"In this you greatly rejoice though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith - of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire, may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed." 1 Peter 1:6-7

Regena said...

You are right on all counts. Some of the junk in our lives sooooo isn't from God. LOL It's what we pile on ourselves.
Dang!! I am a good pile-er!

Little Messy Missy said...

Great post...happy cycling!

Crazy Amy said...

My husband says I'm too stubborn to be a quitter. In some ways he's right. :) thanks everyone...