Tuesday, March 19, 2019

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

‭‭James‬ ‭1:2-4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“I just want to quit.” Who hasn’t felt that way at a job? A godly many who worked for an unscrupulous employer prayed regularly for God to release him from the job to go work for someone else who would treat him better. This prayer went on for years, but “Joe” never sensed God telling him it was time to leave. One day during his time of prayer the Holy Spirit convicted him about his own bad attitude. He confessed his shortcoming to his boss and asked his forgiveness, an encounter which changed both of them. “Joe” began to enjoy his work more, and his boss’s attitude changed, as well. Eventually, “Joe” did take a different job, but he was able to leave on good terms, having proven himself a committed employee. “Joe”, indeed, was #blessed by staying the course to complete what God had for him.

“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”

‭‭James‬ ‭1:12‬ ‭NIV‬‬🚦

#blessed #perseverance #maturefaith #crownoflife #devotionals #StoplightDevotionals

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