I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your Law is within my heart. Psalms 40:8
Persistence is good, provided the end we want to achieve is God’s. Otherwise, we will be fighting against Him, for it is the opposite of his will. When we walk outside said will, our lives become failures. We have to understand that our lives are no longer ours, and we must do what God commands us to; so then we persevere until the end, since it is his purpose and not that of just any man.
Discernment is vital to our Christian lives, for it helps us have understanding about what we are doing, to know if it is God’s. Then, if it is not His, we have to drop it right there.
It is a shame that, after so much effort to get something, when we have it we realize it was not what God wanted. Then, what do we do with that which is not his will? Nothing! We only have lost time and the wrong path we took. Therefore, let us not persist until we are sure of what He has and wants for us.