Monday, August 8, 2011

Inspirational Mondays - "Perserverance

Perseverance...


Aloha Ohana!

I wanted to touch on perseverance for this week's inspirational post since it seems to be the word of the year for my family and I.

We've been through a lot of ups and downs and even though the downs have hit us pretty hard, we've experienced some great highs that I really need to start praising and thanking God for.

For the past few weeks I've had to juggle the "back to school" season without hubby and it was pretty hard. We usually do the school shopping together so it was a little rough going at it alone. It wasn't just exhausting because I had to juggle all 3 boys on my own, it just felt odd making every clothing and supply list decision on my own. Nevertheless, I persevered and made it through...

First day of school was rough not having hubby there but we were pleasantly surprised that he got the chance to skype the boys before school so that made our day.

I've recently been trying to potty train munchkin # 3 and it's finally paid off. He's been potty trained with number 2 for some time now but number 1 has been tricky. lol Well, I'm happy to say that he's now fully trained.

The list of things I've been getting checked off my to do list or getting through despite hubby's absence goes on and on. My point in mentioning all these things is to say that despite all the obstacles and hardships I've endured on my own or we've endured as a family recently, we've persevered and it's only be the grace of God that we've been able to do so.

I keep looking at everything as a challenge and the prize is to grow and be stronger. God knows that I'm strong enough to handle these situations. What the devil may mean for harm, I'm choosing to use for growth.

Today's Inspirational message is:

"But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. Matt 24:13 (KJV)"

I give all the glory to God that I'm able to smile, laugh and be happy for even the simplest of things.

Happy Monday everyone!

Have a blessed and prosperous week!

Ciao! ;)

2 comments:

  1. way to go, inspiring and makes me want to persevere. Getting those things checked off a list even to put the 'ole check by 'potty train accomplished' is enough to give God all the glory...hee hee!

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  2. Wow!! I just finished my morning's quiet time reading and read James 1:2-3 'Consider it pure joy my brothers whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perserverance!'

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