If You’re Going To Succeed In Life, You Must Learn The Power Of Persistence
There comes a time in every life when quitting looks good, when the problems seem insurmountable, when the giants seem unbeatable, and when defeat seems inescapable. There comes a time in every job when quitting looks good. Every job has its drudgery, its sweat and toil; not every day is a holiday. There comes a time in every marriage when quitting looks good, when for “better or worse” just seems to be more than you bargained for.
The Bible says that nothing is impossible to those who believe Mark 9:23, and that all things will work out for our own good when we are called according to the purposes of God Romans 8:28.
Life does not consist of doing what you want to do. Life consists of doing what you ought to do. Duty requires discipline, and success comes to those with the daring to pursue the purposes of God, to those who endure to the end in those causes to which God has called them.
Persistence is the divine fire that burns in your bones with a white-hot intensity that hell and high water can’t put out. Jesus told us to endure, to persist, to persevere. He said that a man who puts his hand to the plow and then looks back is not worthy of the kingdom Luke 9:62.