Have you ever met people that just seem to be able to handle absolutely WHATEVER life throws at them? Regardless of circumstances and situations, they are like the Energizer Bunny and they just keep going, never giving up.
If we were to dig a little deeper into these situations we would find that these folks have what is called “grit.”
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, grit in the context of behavior is defined as “firmness of character; indomitable spirit.”
Angela Duckworth, a psychologist and professor from the University of Pennsylvania, based on her studies tweaked this definition to be “perseverance and passion for long-term goals.”
Jesus embodied grit!
He knew what he was sent to earth to do . . . to reveal God to the people so they could quit wandering around in the figurative wilderness. He encountered obstacle after obstacle, yet he never let those obstacles deter him. He had his face set towards Jerusalem and he never veered from his path.
This perseverance and grit is something we each have the opportunity to embrace for ourselves. We, too, can have grit as we go through this journey of life.
Below are some characteristics of people with grit. What if we choose two of these and become determined to work on these in our lives today.
People with grit:
Are not distracted from their goals
Don’t give up easily
Achieve their goals
Finish what they start
Don’t let setbacks push them back
Our scripture verse for this week is taken from Proverbs,
5-6 Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
he’s the one who will keep you on track.
When we feel like giving up and deterring from our goals, what if we tap into the power and presence of God in our lives?
What if we rely on our grit that comes God?