|Approximately ten Lego pieces are sold for every person on earth each year, more than 75 billion of the little plastic bricks. But if it wasn’t for the perseverance of Danish toymaker, Ole Kirk Christiansen, there wouldn’t be any Legos to snap together.|
Christiansen toiled away in Billund, Denmark, for decades before creating Leg Godt, which means “play well.” His workshop was destroyed by fire twice. He endured bankruptcy and a world war that caused a shortage of materials. Finally, in the late 1940s he landed on the idea for self-locking plastic bricks. By the time Ole Kirk died in 1958, Legos was on the verge of becoming a household word.
Persevering in the challenges of work and life can be difficult. That’s also true in our spiritual life as we strive to grow to be more like Jesus. Trouble hits us, and we need God’s strength to persevere. James wrote: blessed is the one who perseveres under trial. Sometimes the trials we face are setbacks in relationship or finances or health. Sometimes they’re temptations that slow us down in our goal of honouring God with our lives.
But God promises wisdom for such times, and He asks us to trust Him as He provides what we need. Through it all, when we allow Him to help us persevere in honouring Him with our lives, we find true blessing.
We have hardly been through a more trying time than these past two years with Covid and struggling economy. God has promised to give us His wisdom to cope and His presence to be with us.
I encourage you to trust Him at this time and persevere. He has promised to be with us in difficult times Ps 23:1-3.