Essential Things to take with us for the journey ahead…

Patient endurance is what you need right now, so you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that God has promised.” – Hebrews 10:36 ( NLT)

We have never been on this path before now. It will be awkward and some times slow going around some unforeseen obstacles. It will not be perfect or always an easy path, but we will get to a better place one step at a time. Here are some things we need to carry with us for this journey.

PERSEVERANCE. Dr. Steve Arterburn is correct when he said that… “ what is required here is perseverance not perfection.” We need to focus more on perseverance. This starts with pacing ourselves each day. This is a marathon not a sprint we are in right now. Making a realistic and flexible schedule or list of things we need to each today is helpful in properly pacing ourselves.

GRACE. We need to give ourselves and other people more grace right now. This is not the time to give up on ourselves or each other. We must not discount the fact we are all under more stress and uncertainty than we were just a few months ago.

ENCOURAGEMENT. We need more of it and we need to share it with others. We need to seek more of it, find it, and then pass it on to others. Share it with others in conversations , text or other messages with people. “So encourage each other and give each other strength by building each other, just as you are doing now.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:11

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