George Muller cared for thousands of orphans while keeping to his convictions of only letting his needs be known to God and not going in debt. He was a determined (and extremely faithful!) fellow.
William Wilberforce worked for twenty years to help abolish the slave trade. He was a determined fellow.
I don’t want to undermine God working through these people towards his will, but I want to make a point, they didn’t give up easily. They were determined. Many things can not be accomplished without a heaping dose of determination and God using that determination.
I am a mother blessed with a very determined little boy. He often works on a problem for a while before getting discouraged or until he solves it. Most of the time though, his determination comes as a challenge to me. Oh, how that boy can be stubborn!
After working for more then two hours on a specific discipline issue, I was feeling very discouraged. He had exhausted both Mark and I as we took turns working with him.
It was then I came across this poem. I had opened a brand new book we got for our Children’s library. (Opening the package I received seemed like a lovely little break)
But God has promised,
Strength for the day,
Rest for the labor,
Light for the way,
Grace for the trials,
Help from above,