If necessity is the mother of invention, persistence is certainly the father. (Charles Swindoll, pastor and author)

The familiar adage that Swindoll quotes about necessity has been proven true time and time again. When we’re really pressed for the solution to a problem, we are often forced to find the way out. Having done that, however, we may well discover that doggedness will be required to complete the task and achieve the desired final result.

Be prepared in season and out of season; … with great patience and careful instruction (2 Timothy 4:20).