Today God taught me a lot about perseverance....
"You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised."
This goes along with everything else that God has been teaching me - the immeasurable power of the Holy Spirit inside of me to accomplish the impossible, how to serve Him and others even when I don't feel like it, and how to love Him and others genuinely.
1 Corinthians 13:7 says of love, "It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. "
This journey with Christ is worth every step. Persevere! He is all that I have and all that I need when it comes right down to it... and when challenges and discouragements come, I need to persevere with His strength. It is all for the Kingdom of God and for His glory!