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- True Grit
From Robbie on the January 24, 2015 Career Callings Radio Show:
Duckworth’s findings reflect what people have known for centuries: hard work and perseverance pay off. For the Christian, having grit with regards to earthly long-term goals is wonderful. But, even more wonderful is having grit with regard to the greatest long-term goal any believer can have: to receive from God, once in Heaven, the crown of life and the compliment, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” The gritty Christian stands with God in the day of persecution, as Joseph did, The gritty Christian doesn’t give up God’s way for temporary, earthly pleasures, as Demas did. The gritty Christian clings to God in tough times because he/she understands this: no matter how dire the circumstances, God can and will work all things together for good to them that love God. And, the gritty Christians commits to doing the work God has birthed them to do, even in the face of failure after failure.
Interestingly, Duckworth acknowledges in her TED Talk that she doesn’t know where grit comes from. In contrast, the Bible tells us exactly where spiritual grit comes from. It comes from God. As Philippians 2:13 (AMP) states:
[Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight.
So, what’s the formula for achieving the victorious Christian life? Have grit for God’s best, but realize that to have it, you must first ask God to supply it. If you ask anything according to His will – and asking for grit to stay the course in the work He has called you to do is absolutely God’s will – then He will hear and grant your request. By asking God to supply the power while you supply the trust, you’ll find grit to be your present possession, and you’ll find the crown of life to be your future reward.
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Robbie Romeiser is a commercial real estate broker, real estate instructor, and author of the daily devotional Today’s Quote From God (www.TodaysQuoteFromGod.com). Desiring to help his own children follow God’s calling in their lives, Robbie founded Career Callings (www.CareerCallings.net) to help people find, prepare for, and pursue the work God has called them to do. To have Robbie speak at your church, business, professional association, or civic club, please email Robbie at email@example.com.