STOP AND THINK – Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. (Thomas Edison, American inventor)

Edison is a great example of a successful person who did not give up in spite of numerous failed experiments. He is quoted as saying, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Many of us would be discouraged in far fewer failed experiments. But, suppose Edison had quit after 9,999 failed attempts. The lesson: never give up!

But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded (2 Chronicles 15:7).