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Preserving to Succeed

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“And Gideon came to Jordan, and passed over, he, and the three hundred men that were with him, faint and yet pursuing them” (Judges 8:4).

Text: Judges 8:1-5.

Vince Lombardi Jr powerfully asserted that, “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of perseverance.”
Perseverance is sticking with things. It means being hardworking and finishing what is started, despite difficulties. That was how Thomas Edison invented the electric light bulb after a lot of trials and errors. There is a Nigerian Christian girl whose passion was to study medicine. She worked hard and passed all the qualifying exams for the admission, but was offered a different course that did not suit her passion. She rejected it and lost an academic session as she worked harder and was given medicine in her second attempt. Today, she is a practicing medical doctor. That is perseverance.
In our Bible text, Gideon and his soldiers exemplified this virtue; despite tiredness, they persevered to the point of victory. As a youth you must persevere in your studies, career and Christian life for all round success. However, if you are not a child of God, you can give your life to Christ today for the abundant life.


Persevere in your studies


Hold on even in tough times.

Prayer for today

Lord, help me to persevere till I succeed.


Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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