Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way (Because Tenacity is a Necessity to Fulfill your Destiny) Part 24

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Over the last few months (I clearly have forgotten the proverb, “Blessed are the short-winded, for they shall be invited back.”), we have shared with you our key scripture from II Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, of love, and a sound mind.”

We then began to share “10 Truths Towards Tenacity”:

  1. Tenacious people don’t’ waste time feeling sorry for themselves (Rom. 8:31).
  2. Tenacious people don’t hand the reigns of their emotional well-being to another (Phil. 4:4)
  3. Tenacious people embrace change (Ps. 55:19)
  4. Tenacious people don’t waste energy on things they can’t control (Phil. 2:14).
  5. Tenacious people are not people pleasers (Prov. 29:25).
  6.  Tenacious people are courageous (Joshua 1:6-9). 
  7. Tenacious people let go of the past (Phil. 3:13-14)
  8. Tenacious people never resent other’s success (Rom. 12:15).

In this section we shared with you “Four Reasons to Reject Resentment”:

      1. Jealousy is mediocrity’s tribute to the successful.
      2. People have a much easer time “weeping” than they do “rejoicing”
      3. How we respond to others’ success declares our maturity more than how we respond to others’ failures
      4. You are not a success until you raise up a successor!

This week let’s continue with…

9. Tenacious people just don’t quit (Prov. 24:16).

Here the Bible tells us, “For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again; but the wicked shall fall into mischief.”  If you have fallen don’t be like the old lady on the commercial, “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.”  Remember this:  Victory is simply getting up one more time than you’ve fallen!

Please allow me to share with you one of our  “6 Facets to Fail Forward”:

  1. Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

I remember when we first started WCBI,  I had the opportunity to share the vision of the Bible school with many pastors at a pastors conference.  This was a big moment for the Bible school.  If the pastors accepted me and the school’s vision, it could mean we would garner many students to attend.  Well, I felt like I did not do a good job at all.  In my opinion, I failed (quite miserably) in my effort to present WCBI’s vision to these pastors.  Now, I did not craw into a fetal position and give up…I was more determined than ever to represent WCBI more effectively.  Within days I had another opportunity to present the Bible Institute to pastors in another state and this time, I did wonderfully!  Why?  I began again more intelligently!

Next week we will continue our series!

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