One of the primary keys to success in life is. . .(drum roll sound). . .persistence. We must learn to keep on keeping on until we cross the finish line.
Perseverance is in the New Testament 32 times and its most frequently translated as:
“patience; endurance; patient waiting”
The term literally means “remaining under” or standing firm despite opposition.
In life, we will face many challenges. . .and adversities.
Human nature will want you to rationalize that other people seem to have it easier than we do. . .and in some cases, that may be right but the truth is … a tree grows stronger when it has to resist the wind and that is true with us also.
But the Bible says that joy is based not on an absence of difficulty but learning to overcome adversity through our faith in the only One who can assure our success.
Booker T. Washington said: