Your Traveling Companion
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through
our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren,
be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work
of the Lord, knowing that your labor
is not in vain in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 15:57-58 NKJV
As you continue to seek God's purpose for your life, you will undoubtedly experience your fair share of disappointments, detours, false starts, and failures. When you do, don't become discouraged: God's not finished with you yet.
The old saying is as true today as it was when it was first spoken: "Life is a marathon, not a sprint." That's why wise travelers select a traveling companion who never tires and never falters. That partner, of course, is your Heavenly Father. So pray as if everything depended upon God, and work as if everything depended upon you. And trust God to do the rest.
By perseverance the snail reached the ark.
C. H. Spurgeon
As we find that it is not easy to persevere in this being "alone with God," we begin to realize that it is because we are not "wholly for God." God has a right to demand that He should have us completely for Himself. Andrew Murray
Failure is one of life's most powerful teachers. How we handle our failures determines whether we're going to simply "get by" in life or "press on."
If things are tough, remember that every flower that ever bloomed had to go through a whole lot of dirt to get there.
Dear Lord, when I want to give up, help me remember how important it is to keep trying. And when I'm worried or upset, help me remember to talk my family and to You. Amen