Got what it takes?
It takes spiritual maturity
to be kind in the face of ignorance
to be confident during challenging tests and trials
to hold on to your peace in spite of persecution
to keep the faith in the midst of a storm
to smile in the middle of a fire
to stand up straight under the weight of oppressions
to have hope when things seem hopeless
It takes great strength
It takes the Word of God
It takes the love of God
It takes the peace of God
It takes the Christ in you.