Pursuing Your Dreams
You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.
Have you ever seen Michelangelo's David or experienced a live stage performance of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet? These are amazing works of art and literature. They will most certainly be admired through all time.
But what if either of these men had allowed life's difficulties to get in the way of their passion - their life's work? We all face difficulties and we all have dreams. What's the difference between average men and those who rise to greatness? Perseverance.
If a project is worth pursuing, it will require initiative, energy, and endurance. One stroke of the hammer didn't chisel Michelangelo's David. And Shakespeare didn't pen Romeo and Juliet over a spot of afternoon tea. Any accomplishment worth attaining requires sustained effort. You must persevere to see your dream through.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
-Thomas Edison (1847-1931)
Taken from The Life Recovery Devotional: Thirty Meditations from Scripture for Each Step in Recovery by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Copyright © 1991 by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.