Permanence, Perseverance and Persistence!!

We recently heard a great word from our Pastor's wife in Ministry Training. It has stuck with me all day. So me being me, I looked up more quotes to be inspired. I found this one and thought I would share. “Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.” Thomas Carlyle

What exactly do these words mean? Permanence: the state or quality of lasting or remaining unchanged indefinitely.

Perseverance: persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.

Persistence: firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.

When you put all three together, you basically get an Unchanging, firm continuance in a course of action despite any obstacle or hindrance. That is true grit. It takes determination but it makes you stronger.

When you continue in the face of opposition, you are mentally, physically and spiritually propelling yourself forward by pushing the opposition back. It is forward motion that creates “muscles” so to speak. When you stop moving forward, you will get pushed back. It’s inevitable. So don’t stop. No matter the level of difficulty. No matter the pain. Keep moving forward. You’re building the strength you need to be victorious.

Sis. Heather Zedlitz


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