BE DETERMINED – BY DAVID IBIYEOMIE
Determination means the act of coming to a decision of fixing or setting a purpose. It also means quality that makes you continue trying to do or achieve something that is difficult. Determination is the vision that is fueled by passion.
Nothing great can be achieved without determination. What will separate the successful from the failure is determination.
Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb and one thousand and ninety-one other revolutionary technologies persisted through so many failures but was determined; he never gave up on his dreams.
Obstacles are only stepping stones for miracles. As a child of God, you should have long-ranged goals that will keep you from frustration of short-ranged failures.
Hebrews.12:2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Jesus did not allow His temporary challenge to affect His long-term vision, so do not allow short term challenges to affect your long-term goal.
Despite all the challenges Isaac faced while he dug the wells, he was determined not to give up and he had his peace. No matter the challenges, never lose sight of your goals.
Proverbs.24:16- For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.
Without determination there will be no success, what makes things happen is determination.
A wise man said “many of the world great failures did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up”.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare, that things are difficult. A wise man said, “I will go anywhere as long as it is forward”. Therefore, be determined!!!
You can be talented and intelligent without reaching the top. You may have all the quality but without determination, it will amount to nothing. Until you make up your mind never to quit, you will remain a part of the 95% of people who’ll never take success. Don’t settle for mediocrity; stop complaining about how bad life has treated you. The world is not blessed by talkers, it is blessed by those who are determined to make success out of it. So perceiver, keep the momentum going until you cross the finish line, and I see you succeed in the name of Jesus!!!
People and things can stop you temporarily, but only you can stop yourself permanently. Determination starts with a desire. Determination will birth ability, ability will propel action and action will generate results. Be determined that no matter what, you won’t give up. Don’t let disappointment, discouragement, failure, problems, tough times, opposition, misfortune or defeat keep you down. Refuse to quit. Quitters never win and winners never quit. Persevere against all odds and succeed.
Jacob refused to take a NO for an answer, and he later became a nation. May your story change after today in the name of Jesus!!!
Push your way through, break through the crowd; there may be challenges but don’t give up. When you are trying to go up in life, there comes a period when it looks as if nothing is working but if you’re determined not to give up, after a while, you will enter into your rest. That your life is not the way you want it now doesn’t mean you should throw in the towel. Satan will not oppose you if you don’t have something great. Refuse to quit!!!
Determination can change an individual to a nation. If you look again at the story of Jacob, he encountered the Angel as one man and left as Israel, a nation. If you want to be great, then don’t give up. You can be small but with determination, life will turn around. Do not allow challenges weigh you down.
The reason you are going through all these challenge is because God wants to make you great. And the devil doesn’t attack anyone without a great future. Anytime satan attacks, just know that God is involved. Don’t forget that the bible says that “a great and effectual door is open unto you but there are many adversaries”. Every opposition is contesting for your position.
It is not late yet, you can open a new chapter for your life today!
God bless you