Patience…

Stepping stones to a strong second marriage….

As with anything else, sometimes you take three steps forward and four steps backwards. Remarriage is probably harder in many ways than first marriage. We must be relentless and have the mindset that we will not stop, give in, give up, or surrender to anything that tries to discourage us or throw us off track in our marriage. We must turn the table on the enemy when we take those steps backwards and turn them into stepping stones and determine the enemy will be so sorry he ever messed with you.
Patience Greek hupomeno or being steadfast, consistent, unwavering and unflinching. Patience means endurance which is staying power-an attitude that never gives up.
James 1:2-4 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.  But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
I love this except from Rick Renner’s Sparkling Gems:
“I declare that I am steadfast & immovable!  I have a non-negotiable attitude of absolute determination to do what God has called me to do.  I am fixed, solid, grounded, established, anchored, unvarying, permanent & stable in my tenacity to grab hold of all that God has destined for me to accomplish with my life.  I will not stop, give in, give up, or surrender to anything that tries to discourage me or throw me off track.  I am committed to stay in the race until I have made it all the way to the end.   I declare this by faith in Jesus’ name!”
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