HE PERSISTED

HE PERSISTED

By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

Abraham Lincoln is a model of persistence.
With a sense of destiny overriding countless defeats, difficulties, and obstacles,
he continued on in spite of them, and became one of our nation's most revered and celebrated Presidents.
Through each difficulty, a development of soul was chiseled out in Lincoln, that translated into an individual of great wisdom, courage, and compassion.
+Lincoln learned work ethic and responsibility through early years of poverty.
+Lincoln learned empathy and compassion through the death of his beloved mother and his beautiful fiancee.
+Lincoln learned perseverance while suffering through episodes of deep and dark depression.
+Lincoln learned courage, resilience, and leadership through political loss and defeat.
Lincoln's learning never stopped,
his development never slowed,
his life never ceased to produce courage, challenge, and wonderment.
 The survival skills necessary to fight needful battles in our country were all steeped and birthed in the most dark, difficult, and calamitous periods of Lincoln's life.
Do you think God knew what He was doing in Lincoln's early life?
Does it make sense now?
Hmmm ...
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God knows what He's doing in our lives, my friend.
  He knows and chooses how to effectively prepare each of us for works of service which He has planned in advance for us to do, before our lives even began.
He knows what is needed for our good, our growth, and His glory and,
in the end, He knows how to translate men and women of poverty into men and women of supreme wealth, wisdom, and courage.
Look to what you're learning my friend,
 and lean on Jesus.
The negatives will translate into glorious positives in His time.
Persist.
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