Dr. Juliana King, PhD
Tenacious means to be persistent or adhering to something valued; courage. You have tenacity when you have a task that is far greater than yourself to accomplish and you recognize that you need to have tenacious faith to accomplish the task. Tenacious faith provides you with courage to continue to advance in the midst of opposition. You will have numerous journeys of days and nights ahead; giants will fall, rivers will be crossed, fires will be passed through and battles will be won.
The book of 1 Samuel 17:32-58 state that David slayed Goliath with one stone from his bag. He was bold to target Goliath‘s forehead. That is tenacity! The Bible stated in v50 that David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone and smote the Philistine and slew him but there was no sword in the hand of David. In v51 the scripture says that “David therefore ran and stood upon the Philistine and took his sword and drew it out of the sheath, thereof and slew the Goliath, and he died.”
Esther chapter 5:1-8 states that Queen Esther went to see the King knowing that she might die because she violated her visitation rights. That is tenacity!
Nehemiah chapter 6:1-19 states that Nehemiah proceeded to finish building the walls of Jerusalem despite every discouragement. That is tenacity!
One key about tenacity:
YOUR FAITH WALK
Hebrew 11: 1 states that faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen, in other words faith is the realization of things expected, the conviction of things not seen. That which you expect you can only realize from God. Therefore you need to have the conviction that all God has for you shall surely come to pass. I encourage you to begin to take a walk at the darkest hour with the conviction that morning is ahead of you.
Factors that build tenacity:
1. Hearing God clearly: John 5:25, Revelations 3:20, Ecclesiastes 5:1
2. Trust in the living God: Proverbs 3:5, Micah 5:7, Luke 18:7
3. Understanding your purpose: The children of Issachar understood their purpose.
See 1 Chronicles 12:32. Esther understood her purpose. Esther 4:13-14
4. Challenges: Nehemiah 6:1-19, 1 Samuel 30:1-17, Matthew 27:32-66
Every leader needs to have the tenacity to accomplish their purpose. Just like David, Moses, Nehemiah and Queen Esther, leaders should have tenacious faith to hold firmly, to have retentive tenacious memory, be strongly cohesive to the vision, and be persistent and courageous. This is tenacity! Tenacity in totality is the power and courage to hold on to your vision when it seems to have slipped out of your hands.
President, International Kingdom Christian Seminary & School of Counseling (IKSCSSC)
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