Rev Bassey Ekong

by Rev Bassey Ekong

The Power of Persistence

You must realize that obstacles are going to come against you and your vision. Even though God gave the vision, that doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy to fulfill it. We must be persistent if we are going to achieve God’s vision for our lives.

Please don’t think that you’re exempt from this reality. However, relax; Jesus is in control with these comforting words, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33KJV).

When you decide to be somebody, everything is going to try to get in the way of your vision. You must be prepared for the challenges, for they are coming. One word that describes the essence of His nature is faithfulness. (Psalm 89:2, 8). God is faithful because He is true to what He has decided to accomplish and nothing can stop Him.

We need to manifest this characteristic in our lives. Another word that helps us understand God’s nature in relation to persistence in purpose is the word steadfast. (Psalm 111: 7-8). To be steadfast means to stand fast or stand steady in the face of resistance.

If you are steadfast, when opposition comes, you don’t turn and go back to where you were. You push forward. Opposition should strengthen your resolve and revive your stamina. You could have problems, but don’t allow problems to have you.

“Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.” (Psalm 34:19 KJV).

Note: You must be persistent if you are going to achieve the vision God has given you. Your persistence will make you smile at problems because, the power in you is greater, praise God!

Let’s pray: Father, You are faithful and steadfast in accomplishing Your will in my life. Please give me the grace for strength to stand fast against resistance to my vision with godly persistence, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 Today’s reading: Ezekiel 42-44; 1 John 1

Persistence is the Gift from God.


Rev Bassey Ekong, Dip Ed, BSc. Ed, B. Ed, M. Ed is an educator/teacher of science on the high school panel of the local board of education in the Ottawa-Carleton region. He’s a psychology of learning specialist. A scholar, always learning, a writer, teacher and trainer, adviser board of directors and pastor of the Light of the Nations ministry international, a non-denominational ministry with its headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.