Perseverance

Topic: Perseverance
Written By: Scott Kinnaird

"I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first." Revelation 2:19

Many words and phrases have entered our common vernacular from the world of technology. When I say mouse or keyboard you might think of a rodent and a piano. But, you're just as likely to think of devices connected to a computer.

You also might have heard the technology term, "Version 1.0" which is the designation for the first version of a product and a method of tracking future versions. 1.5 would be the fifth iteration of the first version, 2.0 would be the second complete version, and so on.

Iterations and incremental improvements – whether it be in products, processes or people – require time, patience and perseverance.

You simply can’t start with version 5.0. No one can guess what that future version looks like and you would never get started anyway, because the scope and scale of the task would be too overwhelming.

Yet, many times our expectations of ourselves and others are just like that. We discover something about ourselves we want to improve or change and we think we have to start off with perfection or change everything at once to be the person we want to be.

Or, we might expect a family member to completely transform their behavior, overnight. They know what to do and they have the information, so we wonder why they won’t do something about it right now!

It’s because real change doesn’t work that way. And, expecting things to work that way causes people to give up before they get started. Authentic and worthwhile changes are best made incrementally, “…doing more than you did at first.”

Persevering with small, iterative changes, constantly moving forward, making lasting differences, building confidence to do better.

Step-by-step and over time, we can and will become a better version of our original self. We’ve even been promised we’ll become a New Creation.

God, help me remember that I'll have good days and bad days and that's normal. Help me be patient with others as they work to improve themselves. And, please help me persevere and never give up developing a better version of myself.

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