Perseverance for Success


I subscribe to the below devotion which have been such a source of encouragement for me.  As I looked back on my blogging debut December 2007 I can’t help but notice the themes of this year -WAIT, PERSEVERANCE, CONTENTMENT, WAITING still, ETC…
It brings tears to my eyes when I reflect on the many faithful people who have had such godly influence in our lives and those who continually pray for us.  Many thanks to each of you as you have encouraged us and benefited my life. 
We are still waiting for a yes or no answer which was suppose to happen before Thanksgiving. The October financial crisis and the presidential election occurred causing companies to reevaluate business opportunities and expenditures.  So we are still in the waiting mode of life in regards to BiM and housing. Whenever anyone asks what we are doing for Christmas I reply, “we are taking life moment by moment and day by day.”  I truly don’t know what tomorrow holds but I hold onto the promises of my Provider and Protector as He is faithful.
We will let you know once we hear something.  Many I know are struggling in various ways (financial, health, illness, relationships, finals, etc.) so I hope you will find as much encouragement in the below devotion as Jon and I did.

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Dear God, You know my heart and my heartaches. You have showered me with blessings and carried me through the valley of pain and sadness. Thank you for the godly influence of special people in my life. Thank you for those who pray for and encourage me. I even thank you for the hard times and trials I have been through, for they have strengthened my faith. I praise you for giving me a spirit of hope, love, and acceptance, rather than allowing me to become angry, bitter, and downcast. I praise you God, from whom all blessings flow. May I, in return, be a blessing to you. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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TGIF Today God Is First Volume 2, by Os Hillman
“And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope” (Rom. 5:2-4).Perseverance is the key to every great accomplishment because nothing of lasting value has ever been achieved without it. Industrialist Henry Ford is one of the great success stories of American history, but he failed in business five times before he succeeded. A Ford Motor Company employee once asked his boss the secret of success, and Henry Ford replied, “When you start a thing, don’t quit until you finish it.” The path ahead of you is strewn with obstacles. People will oppose you. There will be financial setbacks, time pressures, illnesses and misfortunes. Some of the biggest obstacles will be inside of you: self-doubt, insecurity, procrastination, and worry. You must give yourself permission to succeed.

follow url When we persevere through adversity, we win the approval of our Lord Jesus Christ, who told the suffering church at Ephesus, “I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. . . . You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary” (Rev. 2:2-3). That, I’m sure, is the same commendation Joseph received from God when he passed the perseverance test. Perseverance is a refusal to quit. It’s falling down 100 times and getting back up 101 times. We need to remember that perseverance is not a matter of forcing doors to open; it’s standing in front of the doors as long as it takes before God chooses to open them. Life is a marathon, not a sprint. The race doesn’t go to the swiftest, but to those who don’t give up. We need endurance in order to deal with the stress of adversity. We must maintain a balanced diet, exercise regularly, and get plenty of rest. People give up or give out when they feel depleted?when they physically, emotionally and spiritually run out of gas.

buy viagra lowest price When going through adversity, watch out for pessimists, blamers and toxic personalities. Beware of people who try to talk you out of your dreams and goals. Spend time with optimists and encouragers. Seek out people of faith.

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