What if we could SEE into our future, and discover that we will receive 20 “no’s” BEFORE we finally get our “yes”?
• In our BUSINESS ventures
• In our search to find a MATE
• In our attempts to become PREGNANT
• In our quest for the PROMOTION
• In our efforts to kick the HABIT
If we knew FOR SURE that our “yes” was only 20 “no’s” away, we probably wouldn’t give up so EASILY…am I right?
5th Time’s a Charm!
Let me ENCOURAGE you, with a story I found on the internet about the guy in the picture, above. He said,
“The very first company I started failed with a great bang. The second one failed a little bit less, but still failed.”
“The third one, you know, proper failed. But it was kind of okay, I recovered quickly.”
“Number four ALMOST didn’t fail. It still didn’t feel really great, but it did okay.”
“Number five was PayPal.” -Max Levchin, PayPal Co-Founder
What if Max had QUIT trying after the first company failed; or the second, or even the third and fourth????
He would have totally MISSED his breakthrough SUCCESS!
Albert Einstein said, “I am thankful for all those who said no to me. It is because of them, I’m doing it myself.”
Be Strong and Believe
It’s NOT over. We CAN do this! Thankfully, we don’t have to be strong in ourselves.
“…be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.” Ephesians 6:10 (NKJV)
Don’t let the wrong “no’s” stop you. Believe in what God has for you. Your “YES” is on the way!
Prayer for Today
“God, let us see past the negativity of this world. Give us the perseverance and patience to get us all the way to the “YES” that you have for us! Lord, we trust in, and confidently rely on YOU!” In Jesus’ name, Amen!
Is there a time when you’re glad you didn’t quit because you were just a few steps away from your yes when you almost gave up? Share with us in the comments section below.