In a recent interview, author Tim Sanders recounted that his Grandmother taught him that the only two things you need to be successful in life are faith and endurance: Faith to believe that what you are doing is worth the struggle, and endurance to keep you going even when your faith is weak. Successful people endure the situations that cause others to give up. Successful people endure because of faith that their goal is worthwhile.
I think that’s true for most situations in life: diets, degree programs, careers, even marriages. The list is endless. The great news is that if you are a follower of Jesus carrying out his mission on earth, even the things that cause our faith to waver…things that we have to endure…situations that seem totally stacked against us…are promised in the Bible to some day work to our benefit!
Don’t you dare give up!
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. -Paul (Romans 8:28)