Here’s the thing about perseverance: It takes a while.
I want the non-existent concept of instant obedience. I say to God, “OK, I’ve checked the box marked ‘experience emotional strain and pain from a precariously low bank account and trust God to provide’ and now I’d like to move on to the box marked ‘experience the joy of giving out of an abundance.’”
But that’s not how persevering in difficult times works. This whole deal isn’t written like the script of a sit-com.
God is concerned about the end of this process, and people joining our team of financial partners. But right now he’s most concerned that we continue to run to the gospel even in the midst of this stuff.