Fortitude is essential for resilience. We are more likely to crumble under pressure or difficult circumstances when we lack fortitude. However, when we build on a solid foundation of strength and resilience, we can better fight as warriors do.
Here are some ways to build fortitude.
- Identify your strengths and weaknesses. Knowing what you are good at and where to improve can help you develop a plan for building your fortitude.
- Set realistic goals. Setting too challenging goals makes you more likely to give up when things get tough. Start with small, achievable goals and gradually work up to more challenging ones.
- Face your fears. The more you avoid your fears, the stronger they will become. Instead, challenge yourself to face your fears head-on. If you do this, it will help you build your confidence and resilience.
When it comes to our spiritual lives, having fortitude is critical. The Devil wants nothing more than to break us and convert us to his way of thinking. Galatians 6:9 encourages us to good for God. “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
Think about a time in your life when you were spiritually weaker than now. What made it easier for the Devil to have little victories over you? What would you do differently today than you did then?
Fortitude is a key virtue for Christians, as it enables us to fight against Satan and help others in their own battles. Psalm 34:19 reminds us that God will deliver us from our troubles, no matter how many we face. This is a powerful reminder of God’s power and His love for us.
1. Commit Galatians 6:9 to memory.
2. Write down one way you can build stronger fortitude as an athlete, and one as a Christian.