I recently preached on the power of persistence. I focused on the miracle found in Matthew 15:21-28 and Mark 7:24-30. The woman who pleaded for healing for her daughter was very persistent. Jesus recognized how strong her faith was from her persistence. It was been said by many that character and leadership qualities are discovered not by what you accomplish in the good times, but by what it is that causes you to quit when going through the tough times.
How persistent are you? What causes you to retreat or quit? Are you persistent in your pursuit of spiritual truth? Or do you give up trying to walk in the light of Christ because you think it's too hard or too challenging?