I walked a labyrinth the other day. God was showing me how life is like a labyrinth. It seems like a maze and we often think we are lost. We end up stopping to look around, because we do not realize the path we are on was designed to be followed to the end. Sometimes people even stop, say “This is confusing” and leave the path. Persistence is the key. Jesus told a parable of a woman who kept asking for justice (Luke 18:1-8). This is a story of persistence. We should not stop because things look hard, we should not stop because others tell us we are crazy, we should not even stop because we think things are crazy. We do not stop until the goal is reached, and then the wise advice will be to set new goals and keep on. If we are not making any progress, we look for help, we do not stop. The difference between a successful person and an unsuccessful person is persistence. The widow Jesus told about would not have gotten justice if she would have asked once or twice and stopped. She only received justice because the judge realized she would not stop. This is what we need to do with whatever we are pushing toward. Let our career, our fitness, the industry, whatever, realize that we will not stop until it has yielded to us.

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Joshua Smith

I am the father of six beloved children and a husband to a lovely woman. I am also a follower of Christ, an electrical engineer in the power industry, a cancer fighter and a motorcycle rider

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