Next time we pass a McDonald’s, we should think about this statement from its founder Ray Kroc. ‘Press on!
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not: unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.’
As we read about the heroes of faith listed in Hebrews chapter 11 we discover that they shut the mouths of lions, administe- red justice, fulfilled promises and even raised the dead. It is a spectacular list of accomplishments.
But in the middle of the account we also find these words: ‘Whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle’ (Hebrews 11:34).
Let us take note that, they started out weak and became strong. How? Through persistence and determination!
The problem is we are not always willing to fight for what we want. But without conflict there can be no conquest.
An Anglican bishop once quipped, ‘Why is it that everywhere the apostle Paul went they had a revolution, but everywhere I go they have a cup of tea?’
Paul didn’t blend in, he stood out! On his first missionary journey he was stoned and left for dead. On his second they threw him in prison. And how did he handle it? On one occasion he prayed and praised GOD until his prison doors opened.
So the word for us today is: ‘Stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully'(1 Corinthians 15:58).
If we are looking for a statement of purpose to live by, we must adopt this one. AMEN!
[31/08, 06:07] AYA: OUR PRAYER:. Help us to stand firm and give ourselves fully to all we do, never giving up, o Lord. Amen!
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