Both in the Kingdom of Heaven and the kingdoms of media, persistence is rewarded. Without a doubt, giving up is the first fact of failure. It's not a lack of talent, because performers without remarkable talent can achieve remarkable success.
How can that be? Persistence! A dogged determination to succeed--especially against the odds. Because God loves the unlikely success story. In truth, most Bible heroes followed this path--including Jesus.
In His ministry on Earth, Jesus healed selectively. One was the woman with an issue of blood.* She was sick from a 12-year hemorrhage and had spent all her money on physicians--to no avail. But she didn't give up.
Instead, she pushed through the crowd to touch the robe of Jesus. He seemed startled by her move, but she was healed instantly. Why did Jesus stop everything to confront her? Surely to teach us. So this woman could share her story of persistence--and its result.
Similarly, performers for Christ must be persistent. It's a must-have strategy in an industry of delays, disappointments and deals that aren't always fair or right.
Because success awaits those who don't give up.
God promotes people of persistence. Therein, persistence is a success strategy.
To Be Continued...
* Woman with the issue of blood: http://www.biblegateway.com/resources/all-women-bible/Woman-Issue-Blood
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Success Strategies series.