Dr. Russell Dennis, a friend of many years President of click Heritage Baptist College had a note about George Washington’s grit on the schools website. Dr. Dennis quoted John Ellis, author of His Excellency, New York Random House 2004 pg120. Here is the Gem:
“Survive and you will succeed.”
Dr. Dennis certainly practices this Washingtonian philosophy and does it very well.
In life, especially a life of building something of value the trials are often excruciating and our human nature burns to give up, but knowing that survival is the first law of ultimate victory we as do General Washington and find a way to keep going.
There are many things that cause men and women to think about giving up; a lack, betrayal, overwhelming power and numbers against us, the torment of Satan constantly prating, “Is this sacrifice worth it?” Even Job weathered the storm of His wife urging him to give up.
In long wars there is a time to find a hiding place such as David’s Cave, or Washingtons’ Valley Forge to regroup, heal and then fight on. Paul recounts the rigors of his life crowning experience with this in Acts 20:24:
“But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.”
Copyright © 2012 Larry Lilly
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