Patient persistence pierces through indifference; gentle speech breaks down rigid defenses.
(Proverbs 25: 15)
Sometimes we just want to give up and settle for something less than desirable. It seems like too much effort to break through, but patient persistence pierces through this barrier of indifference and gives us that needed push to take another step. Then another. And another.
And gentle speech, not brute force, breaks through other people’s defensiveness. It’s interesting how our part is to love and not compromise. God does all the rest.
Where are you stuck? Persist with patience.
Lord, You always pull through. You never leave us hanging. Keep me from compromising and settling for less.