Importance Of Perseverance

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Perseverance leads to success through ambition and endurance. Two great examples of people who persevered in life are Ruth and Joni Eareckson Tada. Ruth, a godly woman, faced many difficulties, but achieved her goal and God’s favor with the help of perseverance. Joni Eareckson Tada used perseverance to overcome the many obstacles she faced after suffering a tragic accident that left her paralyzed. Both these women could have given up and walked away from the situations they faced, but they decided to persevere, leading to triumph.
Everybody faces obstacles in life, whether they be small or big. How people react to the obstacles placed in their lives is what builds people’s character. This is where perseverance plays a key role with the help of endurance and ambition. Perseverance is the ability to overcome obstacles even when you feel failure is inevitable. It is running an extra mile when exhausted or staying up late in order to finish a paper. Perseverance is the ability to overcome emotional, physical, and even financial failure. It is never giving up even though “the going gets tough.”
Joni Eareckson Tada was an ordinary girl, enjoying life, until one day her life was completely changed. Joni suffered a tragic acident. She dived into a swimming pool and shattered her neck. Chang 2
This accident left her in a wheelchair as a quadraplegic. Joni beautifully explained how it felt being in a wheelchair when she said, “In a way, I wish I could take to heaven my old, tattered Everest and Jennings wheelchair. I would point to the empty seat and say, ‘Lord, for decades I was paralyzed in this chair. But it showed me how paralyzed You must have felt to be nailed to Your Cross. My limitations taught me something about the limitations You endured when You laid aside your robes of state and put on the indignity of human flesh.’ At that point, with my strong and glorified body, I might sit in it, rub the armrests with my hands, look up at Jesus, and add, ‘The weaker I felt in this chair, the harder I leaned on You. And the harder I leaned, the more I discovered how strong You are. Thank you, Jesus for learning obedience in your suffering…You gave me
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