As my last post was about patience, I thought it might be wise to couple that virtue with another one: perseverance. While patience suggests a sort of waiting for events to happen, perseverance suggests a working through events that are currently happening.
I believe this season of life is teaching me that patience and perseverance go hand-in-hand.
My last year of college has brought me such joys – it would take the rest of the day to list them all – but at the same time my workload has seemed to be more demanding than ever. Both in the classroom and at the workplace I’ve been faced with many challenges but, perhaps the most difficult, the challenge of zero-motivation. Call it senioritis, call it boredom, or call it plain lazy – I’ve not mustered up the gumption to make it through the slough of books and essays.
Still, being a student is my responsibility.
Being a student is where God has placed me.
Even more so, Christians are called to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. Surely the LORD’s plans are far greater than our momentary lapse of giddy-up and go.
Remember the words from Paul, “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.” Colossians 3:23 (ESV)
So persevere, my friends. That light at the end of a tunnel isn’t a train coming to run you over! It’s the light of Christ, gently, sweetly, and ever-surely drawing you closer to Him.