When I first hear ‘grit’ I think of the grinding out life and when the going gets tough the tough get going and what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger…
And I have known this grit and things have beaten me down and many seasons of life have been hard and especially for those I love and there was a time when I just lived to ‘not quit’ because that was unthinkable.
But then, then, I saw so quickly how all of this not being a quitter could become all about me and soon I would be beating my head against my own walls and I would be shutting out love, from others, for others, not receiving ultimately, His Love.
And I realized that this wasn’t the ‘grit’ that I wanted at all…I wanted Jesus Grit. The One that was so in tune with the will of the Father and so full of a holy zeal for His Glory and a deepest of deep desire to please the One who He loved as Father and knew eternal communion with that He looked into the deepest, darkest, infinite cup of wrath and death and alienation from all that was the life of God in Him to drink it. He did it with that grit that is staking its all upon the reality of a love so vast and full that NOTHING can overcome it and so is willing to lay down EVERYTHING to preserve it.
And I have embraced this grit and I cry out with deepest soul cry that I would live with such a deeper grit that won’t quit not for my pride, or glory, or even to please others BUT to make so, so much of Him because NOTHING could ever compare to what it is to give it all to and for the One who has given His Infinite All for me.
This is TRUE GRIT…GOD’S WAY.