This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: James 1:12 (ESV)


Today I am asking, what is your grit factor?

Grit is defined as the ability to persevere in the pursuit of long-term goals despite a series of setbacks. Said another way, gritty people believe that everything will be alright in the end, and if it isn’t alright, it isn’t the end. I just love that.

When I turn to the Scriptures and think about who had a high grit factor, the woman who hemorrhaged blood for twelve years immediately comes to mind. She spent all of her money and her savings on doctors in the hopes they could heal her, but they were unsuccessful.

The woman was also viewed as ceremonially unclean because she had been bleeding for twelve consecutive years. She was cut off from many social activities and even from religious ceremonies.

Yet I think about the morning that this woman knew Jesus was coming to town. She thought that if she could only touch the fringe of his garment, she would be healed. Think about the morning: she got up, lost blood, and was very weak, yet she pressed her way through the crowd and got to the fringe of Jesus’ garment.

That woman had a high grit factor. Now I’m asking you about yours. What do you need to press toward God for? As you think about that, remember these words: ““Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life…” James 1:12 (ESV)

Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.

So today, have a high grit factor.