“The Power of Perseverance”


by Dona Hake

While driving yesterday I saw something that I never saw before.  With gusts of wind of 40 m.p.h. I looked up and saw a large bird flying.  What was very odd at one point is that even though it was flapping it’s wings it was literally not moving forward.  It dawned on me that it was flying against the gust of wind.  Every so often it would go forward and then it was just flapping it’s wings but going no where.  I saw a wonderful analogy in this as I pondered what I saw.

That bird was doing all it knew to do.  Although the strong winds were coming against this bird’s flight, he just continued flapping it’s wings.  He was not moved by the fact that he was going no where at certain points nor did he look like he was panicking.  He  kept doing the only thing he knew to do.  He never once looked like giving up, he  just kept persevering against the wind.

Many times in life when the winds of trouble come against us and serve to slow us down or stop us, we too need to just keep doing all we know to do.  As we make the decision to stand in faith, it is almost a guarantee that we will be tested, yet God can keep us standing firm and unmovable.

Ephesians 6:13 (AMP)
“Therefore put on God’s complete armor, that

you may be able to resist and stand your ground

on the evil day [of danger], and, having done

all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place].”

Just know that as you remain steadfast in your faith and His purposes that He is able to keep you in the difficulties and obstacles and He will cause us to rejoice in the victory!