Updated: Mar 10
Born in 1809, he had to work at seven as his family was so poor. He lost his mother, sister, later his wife, and with his second wife eventually all four children died. He was made bankrupt twice, suffered from depression one time staying in bed for six months.
In his political life, he lost race after race, going for the role of vice-president in 1856 and not even achieving 100 votes. In 1860 at the age of 51 he was elected President of the United States of America and ran two full terms. Of course, we’re talking about Abraham Lincoln.
Philippians 4:13 says ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me’. (NKJV). Never give up, don’t let circumstance dimmish the dreams of your heart, be relentless in the pursuit of your God given talent and opportunity. Remember God sees the complete you, the one that never quit.
Quote When things get tough and you want to quit, lean on God.
Prayer Lord, help me carry on when I feel that I can’t, so that the anointing within me, is magnified, Amen.
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(NKJV) Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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