Holding fast, persistence or holding firmly defines the word tenacity. It’s a good word when used in combination with faith, believing and a reluctance to let go of a promise. It’s a negative word when connected to anger, selfishness or an aversion to backing off. How tenacious are you and how do you use your tenacity? My wife has often told me that I am one of the most tenacious persons she knows. I admit, I am tenacious, she’s right and I receive those words as a compliment.
Oswald Chambers once wrote, “Tenacity is more than endurance, it is endurance combined with the absolute certainty that what we are looking for is going to transpire.” Is going to transpire, I like that. What are you looking for? How steadfast are you? Have you resolved to not let go, to persist and hold fast? Do you have “absolute certainty” in the matter? If you do, then be tenacious and hold on, out wait the evil one, be patient and trust that God is working, shifting and moving circumstances in light of your faith. Put tenacity to work in a positive way and do not allow anyone to sway you from personal endurance and fortitude.