In order to be successful as an Olympic athlete. . .you must keep on keeping on.
In other words. . .you must be persistent in your daily routine everything from diet to exercise. . .to a constant vision of seeing yourself crossing the finish line in whatever category that might be … with your hands raised in victory.
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 you. . .and in some cases, you may be right.
But the Bible says that joy is based not on an absence of difficulty but on discovering your gifts and using them for the benefit of the Kingdom of God.
Booker T. Washington said: