Alex spoke out of the book of James. Alex talked about how he is loved by God but there are trials that his life is accompanied by. James 1:2. Marriage for example is a building process to not only receive but to give. This process is to make you perfect. We really have to stretch ourselves and persevere. Perseverance is not a gift you have to work for it. God puts people together to perfect us. Alex had told about how he could be surrounded by good people but then there is that one person who just does whatever it is to irritate a person. Alex mentioned about how there are times when God is just quiet during the time of you praying asking God why you might be going through whatever situation it is. “The season is for a reason….collect what you can because there is going to be a shift in the season,” mentioned by Alex. There is something that has to build inside of you. Perseverance has a lot to do with your heart. Alex talked about how when he looks at his children, they are beautiful, but his wife has told him that giving birth is painful. Persevere and endure. Ask God for wisdom to understand what He is doing during the distance in between “A” and “B”, James 1:5. There is a perfection process in between, Hebrews 5:13-14. Grow and mature as a whole. Solid food is for the mature. Train you feelings to say no. Alex mentioned that when God is dealing with him that it starts off difficult but ends good. At first he doesn’t see what God is trying do, but then does when he puts his feelings aside. Train your feelings to shut up. If you don’t understand what is going on ask God for wisdom!