Photo of a ladder against a stone wall.

Many winners have reached success by climbing a special ladder called “never give up.” 

However, there are also many who have lost an opportunity to achieve success because they gave up. 

This can happen in every area of life: family, education, friends, work, service and even homelessness. 

Perseverance is the key to victory. 

The apostle Paul persevered despite persecution and afflictions. He viewed life with realism, recognizing that as followers of Christ we will suffer persecution and affliction, but he instructed Timothy to place his faith in God and the encouragement of the Scriptures. 

Doing this and with hope, would help him face discouragement. At the end of his life, Paul said, “I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race; I have kept the faith.” 

We too can allow the scriptures to strengthen us to press on in the race marked out for us. For our God will reward those who faithfully finish the race. 

Heavenly Father give me strength and perseverance to serve you better. Help me not get discouraged when things get tough but to rely on You to see me through. 

For when the going gets tough, the tough get going.  Faith connects our weaknesses to God’s strength. The Bible says in the New Testament that through the strength of Christ Jesus, we can do all things. 

Corruption must put on incorruption, and inhuman conditions must put on human conditions and the immoral must put on the moral. 

As I close, once again the Bible says in 2nd trinity, 4:7; further it says, ‘I have fought the good fight and finished the race, I have kept the faith’. 

Once again, I never give up! When it came down to ‘giving or receiving’ a donation or help being homeless to an end.  



B – stands for Believer 

I – stands for Instruction 

B – stands for Before 

L – stands for Leaving 

E – stands for Earth 


John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son that whosoever believe in Him, should not perish in “Hell” but have everlasting life in heaven.”