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Monday, October 18, 2010

Never Give In!

My pastor preached from Luke 18:1-8 this past Sunday. This is the Parable of the Persistent Widow. He talked of how through her persistence, she got what she wanted. A statement he made during his sermon really stuck out to me. He said, "Persistence is more important than talent." I find that to be true more often than not. It isn't the most talented, but the most determined people who succeed.

Within his sermon, he also talked about Winston Churchill and his speech that he gave to a school he had attended. Her is a little more info I found on that speech.

"Churchill said this on October 29, 1941, when he visited Harrow School. It was after the Blitz and things were looking up a bit for Britain. Here is the relevant part of the speech: But for everyone, surely, what we have gone through in this period -- I am addressing myself to the School -- surely from this period of ten months, this is the lesson: Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."

I especially find the part that I put in bold to be very inspirational. I truly believe that never giving in will result in a victory. I encourage you today to make the decision to "Never give in." It doesn't matter what you are going through currently, don't give up now. Keep persisting and keep taking it to the Lord. Through your persistence and God's ability you will achieve. Have a blessed day!