STOP AND THINK – The moment you’re ready to give up is usually the moment right before the miracle happens. Don’t give up. (Quoted by Zig Ziglar, late motivational speaker)

We’ve all been there, haven’t we? We’ve persisted at some task, working harder and harder to complete a project—all to no avail. After many trials, we’re about to give up. The temptation is so great just to throw in the towel and call it quits. But, if we’ll take a break, breathe deeply and thoughtfully, perhaps the miracle of persistence will pay off.

No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him. (1 Corinthians 2:9)