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I’ve never owned a dog growing up, but after I got married, I got a husband and a doggy came along as a bonus. So the past year and a half it’s been fun learning my dog, what each look means, and what each bark and whine means.  But there’s one special thing about my dog that I personally want to learn from her, and that is her persistence.

She’s taught me first hand what persistence actually means.

Just today I sat on the coach to eat a piece of cake, and there she came. She sat and stared, and stared, and stared some more. I knew the goal on her mind or should I say stomach, it was there on my plate.

I turned to the left, she turned to the left, I turned to the right, she turned to the right. Now I think you understood what it means to be persistent. She didn’t give up until I gave in. And of course I gave in, trust me no one can sit and eat peacefully with an audience.

My point is simple; I think we all need this persistence in our lives.

Sometimes we so easily give up what we had once desired for and hoped for. When the going gets tough, we sometimes pack up our bags and head the other way deciding maybe God has something else for us.

But child of God, today can we learn to be persistent with the dreams and desires God has placed in us. Can we learn to pursue our promised land even if staying where we are feels more comfortable?

It’s not always going to be easy and its not always going to be hard, but in the end our persistence will pay off; we’ll see the cake and eat it too.

Today child of God, I want to remind you to be persistent through out the journey.

Don’t give up your dreams and desires so easily. Press on.

Press on towards the Promised Land.

“Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it” Numbers 13:30b

Praying this post has blessed you and rekindled your desire for your promised land. Tell me your thoughts, love to hear from you!