Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Dog(ged) Days

Pertinacity (per ti na sity) noun: persistent determination. A steadfast adherence to an opinion, purpose, or course of action in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion. Doggedness. Abraham Lincoln displayed pertinacity during the final year of the Civil War despite the election process, costly battles, cabinet opposition and great loss of life on both sides.
Last week's WWoW seemed to describe my week's happenings fairly accurately. I have been facing enervating circumstances. This week's WWoW describes what needs to be my reaction to these circumstances. I need to be pertinacious, dogged, steadfast. Not to my own agenda. But to the Lord's calling. I will not give up despite the bumps in the road. To quote John Paul Jones, "I have not yet begun to fight." My struggle is not against flesh and blood. And I'm not giving up. I will not be pertinacious in my own strength, but in the power of God's might.
Some people call it stubborn, I call it pertinacity.
It sounds much nicer.=)
Be steadfast, unmoveable, (pertinacious) always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.