“Press on. Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not. Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not. Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not. The world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are important.”
“Rest is like God’s grace. No rush.
He doesn’t rush to proclaim me the sinner;
hand out the proper prescription and send me off. “Next!”
I don’t rush to find some excuse or the quickest escape route from the guilt.”
No more petty inconsistencies. No more caving and compromising. No more hiding behind the excuse that God’s love is unconditional, anyway. No more grieving the Spirit.
“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”
“The opposite of impatience is not a glib, superficial denial of frustration. The opposite of impatience is a deepening, ripening, peaceful willingness either to wait for God where you are in the place of obedience, or to persevere at the pace he allows on the road of obedience—to wait in his place, or to go at his pace.”
This would be me waving a white flag. (And literally giving up and collapsing on the bed.) I’m stumped— there are less than two hours before September 9th, and I have run out of things to wish for. Material things, at least.Read more