Contrary to the beliefs of a lot of folks, it isn’t their lack of money, lack of skills, hard luck, or lack of connections that is responsible for their mediocre results. Rather it is simply a lack of persistence. Too many people give too soon.
Persistence is a very important quality we must possess if we are to reach our destined heights in life. There are several scriptures of the Bible that stress the importance of persistence in the work of God. One of such is 1 Corinthians 15: 58: “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labour in the Lord is not in vain.”
Folks as with your Christian work so it is it life. Achieving anything great in life requires persistent effort and constancy of purpose. Staying at something long after the excitement of the moment is gone. Persistence always gives confidence. Everybody believes in the person who persists. They may meet misfortunes, sorrows, and reverses, but everybody believes that they will ultimately triumph because they know there is no keeping such individuals down.
A wise man once said that even the man with small ability will often succeed if he has the quality of persistence, where a genius without persistence would fail.
Do you have a dream or goal, or something you are working on but it is looking like nothing serious is coming out of it? Keep at it. It doesn’t matter whether people believe you, even though no one seems to support your purpose. It is just a matter of time before your results start to show.
Too many people quit just five minutes before their miracles take place. “The influence you may have on your company, your church, your family, or any organization is incalculable if you have the persistence to pursue your goal until you achieve it. It is an absolute certainty that you will encounter obstacles in any worthwhile endeavour.” In the face of obstacles remember that persistence, not genius leads to success most of the time.
Live your greatest life!