Trial + Error + Dedication = Endurance

A fight is not won by one punch or kick. Either learn to endure or hire a bodyguard.

Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.
Author: William Barclay

When you’re working out in the gym you are constantly hearing the word endurance.  Whether it is pertaining to a person’s level of intensity of exercise or it is in reference to a person’s impressive workout routine that they are faithful to.  It is a word that holds a lot of meaning but I don’t just restrict that word to only the physical aspects of working out.  Endurance is what we all need a great deal of to make it through any aspect of life. 

There is a lot that can be taken from the people you see working out in the gym.  They are dedicated, and faithful; they are consistent and patient; they are passionate and resilient.  In the gym it is not all about the strength that you have physically so much as it is about your mental strength.  That same level of endurance that we see people apply in the gym everyday is the very same level that we should strive to apply in our day to day lives. 

We all experience our own set of obstacles in life.  After all, isn’t life mostly trial and error?  We try things and if they don’t work then they were mistakes made that we just work hard not to repeat again.  However, we tend to forget that even in our errors, there are lessons to be learned that only prepare us for the triumph that is just around the corner. 

I think that we focus so much on what we might have done wrong that we don’t revel in the joy that sometimes comes from our pain.  All things done in error are not necessarily mistakes because everything happens for a reason.  We all end up where we are meant to be, even if we took the long hard road to get there.

Endurance is a strong and powerful word.  It is not just about the physical act of getting through something but also the mental components as well.  It is about remaining patient yet consistent, dedicated while faithful, and resilient as well as passionate.  It is about applying every fiber of your being to what you know you were called by God to do.  It is about not making excuses for falling down but the essential act of getting back up.  It is about knowing that the obstacles that you face in life are what have made you as strong as you are today.  Endurance is about having the faith in God and trusting that the will of God will never take you where the grace of God will not protect you. 

Jimmetta Carpenter


The Diary: Succession of Lies (Now Available)

Writing as “Jaycee Durant”


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