Monday, July 4, 2011
You Have Not Failed, But You Have Found Out All The Ways That Won't Work
“Don’t Give Up”
Thomas Edison, probably the greatest inventor in history, only had three months of formal schooling. Yet his 1,093 inventions transformed the world, including motion pictures, mimeograph machines, the phonograph, and the electric light.
His secret? He defined genius as “one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration,” and he proved his definition by working for days at a time, obsessed with his projects, stopping only for short catnaps.
Failure never discouraged him. When about 10,000 experiments with a storage battery failed to produce results, a friend tried to console him. “Why, I have not failed’ said Edison. And then he continued saying profoundly, “I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
We need to have the right attitude towards failures in Christian life, as failures can become stepping stones for success. Don’t give up!
"35 Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise." (Heb 10:35-36).
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