In a word: Endurance.
Every time I think about the word endurance I think of a story that I heard when I was little. It was about two frogs who fell into a bucket of cream. They couldn't hop or climb out. One frog gave up and drowned in the milk while the other one kept swimming in circles. Eventually the cream turned to butter and the frog who didn't give up could hop out.
Can you imagine how hard it would be to paddle in that milk just before it turned to butter?
When you are starting from scratch and it seems like nothing has a place, it can be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
THERE IS HOPE!
If you know what you want, you can live The Abundant Life. If you decide now to never give up, you can do anything.
When I feel like giving up and running away, or when I feel like I can't do this, I just dig in again with even more verve than before. I DARE whatever is getting me down to try again and see what happens. My dad's favorite movie quote for a while was, "Never give up! Never surrender!" That is what I say.
This is what separates the men from the boys. Being able to endure in the face of trial.
How are you handling life's challenges? Leave me a comment below.
Lindsay Hodge is our resident Writer here at Haven Homestead. She keeps this blog, a GRIT blog, and writes other fun things too.