When at first you don’t succeed…

Not just try again, but TRY TRY TRY AGAIN!

Perseverance: Keeping on keeping on–Definition by the late Mark Paul (my Sunday school teacher when I was in 5th grade.).
I tried once! I tried my hardest! I gave it my all! I did my best!
But, my best wasn’t good enough :(. So, what do I do? TRY TRY AGAIN. 

Work sure does seem to teach me a lot; it seems to also parallel what I’m learning in my spiritual life. Right now God is teaching me perseverance (btw, in order to spell that word correctly I have to say Per-SEV-ER-ance in my head! :)). At work, I am faced with a task that feels impossible, but one that I must undertake. My cop out is “I tried already!! It didn’t work!! I can’t do it!!” But I have to try, try and TRY AGAIN! 

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming–Dori from Finding Nemo

Be like the energizer bunny! Keep on going, and goooinnng and goooooooinnnnnnnggg and goooooooooooooiiiiiinnnnnnnngggg….

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.–Ralph Waldo Emerson


About Melanie

My Being Purpose Statement: As a part of Christ's Bride and as one of His precious treasures whom He redeemed with His precious blood, I purpose in my heart to love and adore Him with all of my heart, soul, and mind (Matthew 22:37). I want to be beautiful in the sight of my Saviour, Jesus Christ. I will therefore pursue holiness (1 Peter 1:16) that I might worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness (1 Chronicles 16:29, Psalms 96:9) and go and proclaim His love, sacrifice and salvation to others who have not heard that I may have the beautiful feet of them that bring glad tidings of good things (Isaiah 52:7, Romans 10:15). My Life Purpose Statement: I desire to serve my Redeemer and Savior Jesus Christ throughout my entire life by ministering to girls and women. I pray that I will be able to bring many girls and women to the Cross of Christ that they may find salvation from a loving and gracious Savior. It is my heart’s desire to encourage girls and women who know the Savior to deepen their relationship with Him and to fall more and more in love with Him. I also want to serve women by assisting them in their everyday lives whether I am rolling up my sleeves to work alongside them or am connecting them with people, ministries, and or resources that will be helpful and beneficial to them. By God’s grace and power, through His Spirit, and for His glory will I endeavor to fulfill this purpose
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2 Responses to When at first you don’t succeed…

  1. Diane Applewhite says:

    I remember Mark Paul. Loved him and he is missed dearly.

  2. GabbyMel says:

    Its funny, I don’t remember all that much about him but his death really really stuck out to me. Little things that he had done or said was all the memories I have, but they are all good. His definition of perseverance has always stuck with me though! He was a great encouragement as well. I just find it interesting how easy it is to take someone for granted until their gone. I do still miss him to this day tho! (I think I was like 12-13 at the time…)

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