‘Sometimes you have to harden your heart in order to serve’

UpsideDownDevotion_N144111_300dpi_RGBA great excerpt from Taylor Field’s Upside-Down Devotion: Extreme Action for a Remarkable God:

“‘… Sometimes you have to harden your heart in order to serve.’ … There is a certain kind of toughening that has to happen if we are to be truly devoted. We will encounter hurt feelings and discouragements and defeats, and it would be easy to simply bail when the first disappointments comes. So around the heart of compassion, I am always looking for toughness to develop, an unwillingness to quit, a bulldog steadfastness that is going to keep on, no matter what. In a lot of areas of service, I think tenacity is a lot more important than talent.”



About Mark Kelly

Jesus follower, Bible reader, husband/father/son/brother/uncle, rider, hiker, snapshooter
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