You may have guessed from the title of today’s post that I’m talking about about perseverance.
When it comes to stories about tenacity and never giving up, the history of this household cleaner ranks at the top of of my list.
The creators of Formula 409 were determined to formulate the best grease-cutting, bacteria busting cleaner on the planet. They endured trial after trial until they finally came up with a winning formula. They may have become weary on their journey, but they didn’t quit.
How many times did these ‘mad scientists’ go back to the drawing board to revamp their formula? You guessed it…..
On the 409th try, a winning formula was declared. Hence the origins of Formula 409, which is now sold in stores from coast-to-coast.
The creators of this popular household cleaner tried more than 400 times to bring their vision to reality.
Now, here’s a question for you….
How many times have you attempted to bring YOUR vision to reality? Did you stop trying after a fourth or fifth person told you, ‘no, that won’t work’?
Have you hit a roadblock and become discouraged? If so, don’t stay there. Keep moving towards the dreams and visions that God has placed in your heart. If you’re weary, rest if you must, but never give up on the treasures God has placed inside you. After all, you’ll never know how close you were to the prize if you quit now. You must keep going.
Setbacks and disappointments are a part of the process. View them as opportunities to learn and grow. Keep moving ahead just like the inventors of Formula 409.
Above all else, remember God’s Word….
“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
— Philippians 1:6
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