This quote came in the mail today from Billy Mills, national spokesperson for “Running Strong for American Indian Youth” – a project associated with Christian Relief Service.
The synchronicity of the arrival of this in mailbox today was not lost on me. I already had spent my hour up in my sanctuary reading my Bible, devotionals, and praying for you – and other family and friends on my prayer list (yes, you are there!). Among the names on my list is “Native American Youth.” Lord knows their needs and yours.
The word that was my “Take-Away” from that time upstairs today was “Perseverance.” And that’s BEFORE the mail came with this gift! Go back up and read it again… “Collective Perseverance…” and HOPE …Resilience and Certainty in tomorrow – – – Tomorrow: a better day!
That changes maybe’s to YES.
Chase the doubt away!
To make an impact
Just practice perseverance.
Keep your dreams alive.
As you work to problem solve:
The road to success!
I can’t just sit here
Expecting success to come.
Gotta go get it!
It’s perseverance –
Working to make it happen
That completes the goal.
What are you working
To complete with great success?
Live with that purpose.
Ain’t easy when we don’t see
The results we need.
Is hard to always maintain
When we keep failing.
But unless we fail,
We’re not trying hard enough!
Gotta fail to learn.
3 “Not only that, but we also rejoice in our sufferings,
because we know that suffering produces perseverance;
4 perseverance, character; and character, hope.
5And hope does not disappoint us,
because God has poured out His love
into our hearts through the Holy Spirit,
whom He has given us.…”
Don’t let the fact that
There’s certain failure keep you
From taking chances!
Folks who developed
The vaccines we are using
Failed many times.
They conjured up their courage
And kept on trying.
That’s the way it is!
So Embrace Perseverance
And live your purpose.
1 “Therefore, since we are surrounded
by such a great cloud of witnesses,
let us throw off everything that hinders
and the sin that so easily entangles.
And let us run with perseverance
the race marked out for us,”
Look at that runner;
He did not win his first race!
But perseverance paid off.
What race are you in?
What’s marked out for you to do?
Step out and do it!
Long term marriages like ours don’t happen accidentally.
Takes lots of perseverance.
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