day 2998: Endure To Enjoy

“And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.”

Recently, my good friend David B. (and loyal reader of PwK) said to me (about something else) that we sometimes have to, “Endure to enjoy.”  That statement hit me right on the forehead as I realized how much of life that is just so true.  I’ve been amazed at the number of companies and people who endured through the pandemic and are now beginning to enjoy the results of that endurance.  It is certainly not true for all businesses, but those who persevered, innovated and kept their endurance level high may well be looking at their best years and best results yet to come.  There are those employees who did not stick with their jobs or companies and are now starting to come back and one has to wonder if they might actually miss out on some of the enjoyment they could have experienced had they had the endurance?

Paul loves to write about endurance and what God has in store for us if we do so.  The ultimate gift of salvation and the confidence of our hope in that salvation is more than we could ever earn or ask to be given.  We have much to endure in our work, our lives, our relationships, etc.  But that endurance, that sticking with it, will yield an enjoyment beyond anything we can imagine.  Yes, we have to “Endure to enjoy”!

Reference:  Romans 5:4 (New Living Translation)

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