Happy Friday, Team!
I pray your week has gone well and that it has been productive and filled with joy. The last several weeks have been busy for me. My grandson graduated from High School last weekend, so I traveled away from home. This weekend, I will travel to a funeral to say farewell to one of my most favorite people who ever lived, my uncle, who was like my father, a man who influenced and touched my life in so many beautiful ways. Once this weekend is over, I intend to come home, sit down, and do nothing for at least a month, which is impossible. Nice try, though.
As I pondered this week’s message, my mind wandered to places and experiences I have faced recently, and what came to mind was the word “GRIT.” I laughed out loud and said, “Yeah, that’s you!” And it is me. GRIT acronym breaks down to this: Guts, Resilience, Initiative, and Tenacity. These character traits are necessary to succeed at home, work, or life. You need to develop GRIT!
We all encounter challenges and setbacks that can make us want to give up. But challenging times test our character, and our GRIT is ultimately tested. I say, develop Biblical GRIT. What’s that, you ask? Biblical GRIT is an acquired character trait. In the Bible, GRIT is threaded throughout with words such as steadfastness and endurance. The Bible tells us in James 1:12, “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”
In the workplace, having GRIT is incredibly essential. It means setting ambitious goals and seeing them through to completion, even when the going gets tough. It means taking the initiative and calculated risks, even when there’s no guarantee of success. It means being proactive and adaptable and never settling for mediocrity or complacency.
So, let’s not shy away from challenges or become discouraged by setbacks. Instead, let’s embrace them as opportunities to grow, learn, and become better versions of ourselves. Let’s work together with GRIT and determination to overcome any obstacles that come our way and proudly celebrate our successes.
Remember, we live in a fallen world facing daily challenging circumstances. We should not grow weary or lose heart but fix our eyes on Jesus. In the face of adversity, we can rely on God’s strength and guidance to help us persevere. Grit isn’t just about achieving success; it’s about the journey it takes to get there.