STOP AND THINK – Perseverance is more than endurance. It is endurance combined with absolute assurance and certainty that what we are looking for is going to happen. (Oswald Chambers, 20th century Scottish evangelist and teacher)

Perseverance is a desirable virtue. Many of us give up too easily, whether it’s a diet we should follow or completing an unpleasant task. Perhaps we would stick to it better if we were just more confident that the ultimate goal would be achieved: the diet would be effective or the unpleasant task would accomplish a good end.

Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. (James 1:4)