One of the primary keys to success in life is. . .drum roll. . .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 Bible says that joy is not based on an absence of difficulty but on discovering your gifts and developing them for the benefit of the Kingdom of God.
Booker T. Washington once said:
“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.”
Sir Winston Churchill once said: