Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. ~Samuel Johnson
Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. 12 Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.
Look at any great accomplishment and you will see the outcome of perseverance. Nothing truly worthwhile happens overnight. It takes consistent effort over a period of time to accomplish extraordinary things.
On the other hand, I believe we have all been lazy at times. We just don’t want to keep going. It would be easier to just quit. Laziness can even become our habit if we allow it to. The unfortunate fact is lazy people usually end up settling for whatever is left over after the diligent person has moved on.
The truth is we have all succeeded at something in life. We just need to do this consistently. A successful life comes from someone persevering through the ups and downs. We all fall down at times, but the trick is to keep getting back up.