The fruit of determination is the ability to be purposeful and firm with decisions that work to strengthen the Kingdom of God, based on biblical truth, despite any resistance that comes your way. Does this describe you? This is a powerful Godly Strength! God will use determination in many ways, and you will be blessed!
What does God say about determination…?
- “Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize un in such a way that you may obtain it. And every one who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.”—1 Corinthians 9:24-27
- “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”—Philippians 4:13
God wants us to keep our eyes on the eternal prize and the vision He gives us, bringing us hope in a prize that will far surpass anything we could obtain in this lifetime.
Determination is not…
Sometimes, when our determination seems to lead nowhere, we can get discouraged and give up. Have you felt this way? Discouragement is what the enemy uses to counteract this God-given gift. However, with your gift, turn to God, asking Him to transform your discouragement back to His determined character with His strength. Your Godly gift of determination was never meant to be in your own strength, but done only in God’s. When you are able to push through the negative lies with determination, you will reap the reward!
Know that any obstacle God allows to be placed in your path is only to encourage growth in your gift of determination. He wants to be with you through the hurdles… this matures and blesses your character. Your gifting of determination will enable you to push forward to receive the prize. Keep running with certainty and keep fighting, knowing that it is God who fights with you and for you!
We encourage you to pray right now, giving God thanks for this powerful gift. We want to pray with you, too. Please call us at 888-932-7850. We are standing by, ready to encourage you with a word from the LORD that will strengthen you as you walk in faith and determination.