Burden | Encouragement | Forgiveness | Perseverance | Sanctification/ Failure | Weakness

When you get discouraged because you’ve blown it — console yourself with these who have gone before: The Michigan banker who advised Henry Ford’s lawyer not to invest in the new motor car company, assuring him, “The horse is here to stay, but the automobile is only a novelty.” Or there was Gary Cooper’s comment about Clark Gable accepting the role of Rhett Butler which he had turned down: “‘Gone With The Wind’ is going to be the biggest flop in Hollywood history. I’m just glad it’ll be Clark Gable who’s falling flat on his face and not Gary Cooper.” Or the Boston sportswriter who summed up young Ted Williams by saying, “I don’t believe this kid will ever hit half a singer’s midget’s weight in a bathing suit.” Whatever that meant, he was most certainly wrong! We all make mistakes, including the experts. The key is not to live in the mistakes of the past, but to move forward, learning from those…

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