The Easy Button
But Let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
You may have seen the commercial by Staples, where the shopper enters the store confused and helpless about the choices they have to make. Then coming to their rescue, a sales person offers the bewildered customer an “Easy Button[i].” One of them pushes the button, and all their problems are resolved. If only life’s troubles could be solved that easily.
Life is not easy. The enemy lurks in the shadows waiting to pounce. He is a master, setting snares and waiting to entangle us in his diabolical net. When we fall into one of his traps, do we give up or learn from the experience?
James 1:2, tells us to “count it all Joy (honor) when ye fall (tripped up) into divers temptations;” We will face difficulties, and trials that bring us to our knees, threating to crush us; but think of Job and all he went through, he made it.
How do we make it, when dealt a fatal blow by the enemy? James gives us the answer. In James 1:3b, he tells us “…the trying of our faith worketh patience.” The word patience means (endurance). The trials we face will develop the strength we need for future battles. He continues in verse 4. “But let patience (steadfastness) have her perfect (complete) work, that ye may be perfect (mature) and entire, (finished) wanting (lacking) nothing.”
So remember, when tested by the devil for your faith. Count it a privilege and allow the testing to you make stronger. The only “Easy Button” we have, is Jesus.
"When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place."