Persistence always produces results.
You have heard that, "A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down." There is more to that phrase. It is, "in the most delightful way."
When you persist doing your labor, your praying, your ministering, your parenting, your business ventures, and standing in faith for the answer to your prayers, doing them in love and peace with all people, the end will become delightful just like the beginning and the middle are delightful to the participants.
When every situation and circumstance is handled with love, there is peace among everyone involved and a good result will appear as a result of your persistence.
If you persist in any endeavor, situation or circumstance in strife with the other participants, you will see that there will be every evil work that enters and your end result will not be pleasant. It will be opposite for what you are praying.
My angels and I cannot work in atmospheres of strife because the people involved have already invited evil spirits to work in the situation. I cannot usurp the will of people. But if you introduce love, peace, goodness, kindness and patience into the situation, they will protect you from the strife and they will guarantee a good result for you.
Stubbornness and division on the part of participants in a situation or endeavor will cause delays in any good outcome, if one is even possible where strife is present. Very often, stubbornness will result in your giving up because of the stress caused by the negative attitudes of the people.
Since the fruit of kindness involves being flexible and never insisting on your own way, can you see that when you enter every situation with love, and continue in every situation with love and being willing to defer to the opinions of others, then all things will work together for your good because you are being led by My Spirit and you have introduced kindness and love into the situation.
Love works every time and brings peace to every situation. It is the spoons full of sugar that makes the medicine go down in the most delightful way.
Galatians 5:18-26; Philippians 1:8-9; Philippians 2:2-4; Colossians 3;8-15; James 3:13-18;
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