Tenacity: One Foot In Front of the Other

Posted: April 15, 2014 in World On The Edge

file0001855809179How easy is it to love a person?  I mean for the long haul.

When we’re first married, love seems easy. We’re filled with love for our new spouse.

When we have a child, love seems easy. We’re filled with love for that life in our arms.

When a friend does a favor for us, love seems easy. We’re thankful and appreciative.


Marriage soon gets hard. Children frequently get obnoxious. Friends sometimes betray us.

What about then? How easy is it to love?

Yet we are called to do just that.   Love.   And love for the long haul, ignoring the difficulty, the obnoxiousness, even the betrayals.  All that takes tenacity

Tenacity is the quality displayed by someone who just won’t quit — who keeps trying until they reach their goal. One foot in front  of the other, no matter the sweat, blood, and tears.

Real Love is ongoing. Real love just doesn’t quit. And like the accomplishment and  beauty we find in a labored-over painting,  book, sculpture, or any job well done— authentic Love is worth our tenacity.

Are we tenacious enough to love as God would have us love?  Can we put one foot in front of the other as He did for us on the road to Calvary?

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