“Success requires persistence during the worst of times.”
(Galatians 6:9 ESV)
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
A ship sails best in calm seas. The cargo remains undamaged, and the passengers enjoy the ride. The crew are calm and relaxed, with time to make sure their guests are comfortable and safe.
Everyone wants to be aboard when the sun shines bright.
What about when the storm blows in? The ship rocks from side to side. Furniture moves from its established location. Eating is next to impossible, and there’s nothing to do except hang on. The ship will still make it to port, but it will require extraordinary effort. Everyone will have to work harder.
Success in our personal lives plays out in a similar fashion. There’ll be days when our ship rocks side to side, and we’re barely hanging on. We must trust in our Lord, for He is our safety net, our captain, and our helpful crew. He is the one that provides for His children, so that we can make it through.
From Success-Speak: The Art of Maximizing Your Potential Through What You Say, by Steven K. Dunn, Day 30