1I therefore ... beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
2With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
3Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
What does endeavor mean?
Webster says it is to strive to achieve or reach. Another definition is to attempt (as the fulfillment of an obligation) by exertion of effort...
Today is a day to strive! You have an obligation to yourself to be the best you can be.
In whatever professional field you are in, whatever stage of life you are in: STRIVE! If you are a nurse, be the best nurse you can be. If you are a food service rep, be the best rep you can be. No matter what, give life you ALL and the fruits of your labor are bound to come back to bountifully!
While I strive today, I am reminded by today's Daily Bread to treat everyone I encounter on my path with love, humility, and patience. You never know the purpose that God has planned for your interactions with other people. You could be the vessel that God will use to be someones encouragement!
So, put a smile on your face, chin up, and STRIVE!
- Lady R.