5 Scriptures to Fire Up Your Grit
The new buzz word on the block is GRIT. Lately, we’ve seen a number of best-selling books written by famous writers sharing thoughts and insights on the meaning and power of being a gritty person. The belief is that without it you don’t have the “it” factor to succeed. It sounds like an edgy new concept but it isn’t. Grit, defined as courage and strength of character, is said to be a trait of perseverance.
We know we have been justified by God’s grace to become heirs according to the hope of eternal life because scripture reminds us that our Heavenly Father has no doubt lavished us in perfect grace. Our part is to show true grit through it all.
One of the ways we can push through is by meditating on God’s Word. This will remind us that our Father is faithful, He has given us what we need to preserve, and it will encourage us along the way.
Below are 5 scriptures you can use to reassure you when it feels like it’s all too much.
To remind you that God is always with you
“But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that the message might be preached fully through me, and that all the Gentiles might hear. Also I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work and preserve me for His heavenly kingdom. To Him be glory forever and ever.” -2 Timothy 4:17-18
To remind you that you can be strong in Grace
“You, therefore, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.” -2 Timothy 2:1-3,
To remind you of the qualities required to be righteous in God
“So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.” – James 1:19
To remind you that everything has its intended time
“To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted;”- Ecclesiastes 3
To give you hope
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” –Jeremiah 29:11-13
These scriptures are just some of the gems hidden in the Bible for us use to meditate on and use as resources for encouragement. There’s a powerful quote by Julie Graham which says, “I don’t know exactly what future holds, but I’m stepping forward in grit and grace.”
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