Adversity Builds Perseverance

No one likes adversity. If we had our choice, we would prefer nothing but fun and happiness. Thats human nature. But, we learn more and grow more during times of adversity.
In Romans 5, talks about the benefits of adversity. Paul writes, “we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance brings about proven character and proven character brings about hope.” So, tribulation….adversity…brings about proven character. How?
When we go through adversity, our character is tested. Our heart is revealed. Adversity, trials…have a tendency to burn away the things that don’t matter. When going through adversity we trust the Lord more. We may do without some things. We learn that we can do without some things.
It’s summer. Football season is a month-and-a-half away. But games that will be played in November are being won now. How so?
High school and college football teams are going through conditioning drills. It’s HOT in July. Those kids are sweating big time! Coaches are pushing them because if they will stick with it in July, they can rely on them in November. They are going through adversity now to build character.
Maybe you are going through some adversity. Don’t quit! God may be putting you through adversity to build some perseverance and perseverance produce character.

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