“And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.” Luke 11:9-10
How many times have you wondered about your station in life and how your life might be different had you altered your course.
I know many people who currently find themselves in less than desirable circumstances. They reflect on life and how everything may be different had they persisted with an idea or opportunity in the past.
Let tell you, it's never too late or early, never. The most important thing you can do is take action and keep going. Applying this advice to your life will open a sense of discovery in your mind as new doors appear.
Although the above verse is about consistently pursuing God's presence until we receive it, within the instruction is a universal law that leads to all types of success in life.
Persistence is an indelible force in the creative universe. Ocean waves thunder through millennia with persistence, rivers cut through mountains with persistence, and all animals from the smallest sparrow to the largest elephant survive by persistent action.
One of the greatest spiritual habits you can develop is persistence.
It doesn't matter if you want a more complete life with God or if you want to achieve something. Persistence can beat talent and education almost every time, and it's more powerful when there's a Divine Power behind it.
Persistence in a specific direction can get you out of hardship and elevate you with strength and power. Once you start moving, persistence leads to momentum, and momentum leads to expertise, and expertise leads to mastery over life.
Here's the first key to making your desire to persist a success in any endeavor - work.
Once you have the vision or goal in mind, start working your way to the end result.
Don't stop, don't quit, don't get distracted, stay the course. Along the way, you will need to adapt, adjust, learn, rehearse, and think. Then keep taking action.
The greatest work you have to do starts with the mind. Persistence is a mental habit. You have train your mind not to wander. You have to train your mind to be persistent with thoughts about your goal.
Persistent mental training over a goal, whether spiritual or not, keeps you motivated, focused, creative and recruits your subconscious to help you.
Persistence is the state of mind that activates your willpower in all areas of life. Because of its tremendous power, it should be cultivated with thankfulness, honor toward God, and integrity.
Very few people I know develop persistence in service to God and others if they develop persistence at all.
The best success you can achieve with persistence is in service to God and others. At the center of a selfless life is God, and where God is, there is divine power.
Here's the second key to always winning with persistence - prayer.
Prayer requires faith and humility. Faith and humility put us in a position to graciously receive from God.
Every morning before hearing the voice of another human being, close your eyes, humble yourself before God, and pray. Then meditatively seek guidance and help from God.
Throughout the day you want to recognize God as your help. If need to pray through the day go ahead, no one's ever been been hurt from constant prayer.
Don't be surprised at the momentum you gain as you think about your goal, work toward its end, and pray for guidance and help.
The formula has a way of moving invisible forces your way. God is good and anyone who wants to help improve the lives of others in service to God will often experience divine intervention and manifestation of miracles.
Divine intervention and manifestation of miracles are a testimony to God's love and grace toward you. It brings more awareness of God to your conscious mind while you become closer. The closer you become to God the more perfectly you can express His will on earth, and that's how you win with persistence every time.
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