One thing which my dad taught us from a young age was to persevere. Persevere when the going gets tough. Persevere when you don’t see any fruits of the labour.
Nicky Gumble tells of the story of British archaeologist Howard Carter. Despite many failed attempts, he preservered and finally unlocked the ancient Egyptian tomb of Tuthankhamun, who reigned from 1352-1343 BC. Carter made this discovery 3, 265 years later, on 26 November 1922, after centuries and centuries of failed attempts by archaeologists and tourists.
Carter discovered the ancient tomb because he persevered.
Similiarly, God also promises that those who seek Him earnestly will find Him. He will reveal Himself to those who persistently seek Him. Jesus said, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened” (Luke 11:9-10, NIV).
Seek God as if He is the most precious jewel on earth. And He truly is! What joy it is to have found Him and to know Him. A relationship with Him is the most satisfying thing we can ever have. Seek His kingdom. Seek His righteous. These bring meaning, purposes and sweet joy to our lives!