Why Perseverance Is Important in Pursuing the Dreams God Has Placed in Your Heart

by Joyce Dunaway @DunawayJoyce

To persevere means to keep doing something even though it is difficult.

In God’s Word, Paul advises us “Let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us.” Hebrews 12:1

Following are some reasons why perseverance is important in pursuing the dreams God has placed in your heart:

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God has given you a dream that only you can fulfill. Your life experiences are different from anyone else’s. Paul advised Timothy “Neglect not your gift.” I Timothy 4:14


God has placed this dream in your heart so you can help others. If you’re following your dream with selfish goals, you will not fulfill the purpose He intends for you.


You may feel overwhelmed and inadequate to accomplish your dream. Depending on God for wisdom, knowledge, and strength is the path to success. “Don’t be frightened by the size of the task, for the Lord my God is with you; He will not forsake you. He will see to it that everything is finished correctly.” I Chronicles 28:20


Not only will you be a blessing to others, but you will be blessed. Pursuing your dream could result in new friendships, new adventures, and accomplishments you had never envisioned. “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no human mind has conceived the things God has prepared for those who love Him.” I Corinthians 2:9


It will be worth all the struggles, obstacles, and hardships to hear God say “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Matthew 25:21

I would love to hear how you’ve persevered in the pursuit of your dreams despite obstacles. Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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