The 7 Rules of Staying Power

By March 15, 2009 Uncategorized 2 Comments

This weekend I talked about saying yes to perseverence and I flew through the 7 rules of staying power. So in case you didn’t get them all in the talk, here they are:

1. Any quest in life, truly worthwhile,  will present you with a “quit now” moment.

2.  A life of quitting early will leave you with an inventory of uncompleted business.

3. We tend to overestimate our own strength, and underestimate God’s.

4. You don’t have to beat your opponents, just outlast them.

5. Battles are won at moments that don’t feel like victories.

6. In the endurance vs. escape struggle, vision of the payoff is what tips the scales.

7. Perseverance is the key to  healthy, godly self-esteem.


  • Melissa says:

    I SO needed this today even though it was posted a month ago! Thank you!

  • Michael says:

    Thank you for posting this information. I was moved when I heard it in church and wrote it down but with your post, I can cut and paste it into a Word document, print it off and “refrigerator” it to keep it in front of me often.

    Blessings to you.

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