In the past two weeks we’ve been looking at a series on core ingredients for living a successful life.
Endurance and Character
Successful people understand the need to endure and persist. They learn to adapt in unknown terrains but they never give up on their dreams and life goals.
True success also requires you to build a solid character. This is a daily process but one that will shape your life significantly. Without a good character, any success attained stands the risk of being lost.
There is a third pillar that completes the triangle; anyone who has great aspiration must have this.
Relentless hope compliments endurance and character. Hope sees beyond present limiting circumstances and still chooses to believe. Hope is a choice; the choice to be present is yours to make, to trust that life will eventually make sense.
Over the years, I’ve seen the gift and choice of hope transform my journey. There is power in hope.
There’s something glorious about choosing hope instead of despair. This is not wishful thinking. Rather, a relentless belief that compels you to act with intentionality.
What makes you persist in difficult times? Hope. What makes you endure challenges? Hope. What makes you willing to experience discomfort today in order to experience a better tomorrow? Hope.
Hope triumphs! And when you choose it, you can never be the same. Successful people don’t live in a dream land. Instead, they’re ‘awake’ and present, pursuing their vision with relentless hope.
Be present in your journey.
Endurance — Character — Hope
Do you want to be successful in your leadership, marriage, career, ministry, education? Whatever your current season of life and however you look at it, you cannot achieve God-intended success without;
persistently overcoming challenges, building a character without reproach, having a relentless hope that compels you to live with purpose.
And when God adds His favor on you with these three pillars present, you become unstoppable.
“and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” (Romans 5:4, 5 ESV)