Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. (Babe Ruth, early baseball slugger)

Baseball fans know that Babe was the longtime homerun hitter whose 60 homeruns in a single season set the record for many years. Many will not remember, however, that he was also the strikeout king. You can’t hit the ball if you don’t swing, and if you swing, you might miss. So, you have to keep at it to achieve your goals even when you miss many times on the way.

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown (James 1:12).