For a few very hard years this word was my mantra.
The word means
-undismayed; not discouraged; not forced to abandon purpose or effort
-undiminished in courage or valor; not giving way to fear
But the truth is, I was often dismayed by everything that had taken place, and I did battle discouragement. I battled fear and doubts. I hurt and was angry, and sometimes "undaunted" sounded more like a mockery than a mantra, and I was determined to be real about all of it in these posts, thus the name, Undaunted Reality. More than that, though, I was determined to live undaunted, not because I'm so great or strong, but because my God is, and no matter what this world looks like, He is the only reality that matters.
I pray I live the reality of Him beautifully undaunted.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Patience is Waiting, Not Doing

I'm not afraid to pray for patience because that is a gift through the Holy Spirit, not something I have to conjure up.
It is not a pass/fail thing. It's a seek and become thing.
So, yes, I will joyfully pray for my time of being still and just enjoying my Lord's presence to be rewarded with something as amazing as forbearance.

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