Tag Archives: tenacity

In training

Sometimes you need to call outand call outand call outnot because God isn’t listeningbut because it is an exercise in tenacitythe next needed skill © Meisaan Chan

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When in hardship

“My life! I can’t believe my life!” I exclaim. “I keep trying to give you the gift of strength,” says the Lord, “but you keep rejecting it.” © Meisaan Chan

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Fight

Because growth is never granted, it is earned © Meisaan Chan

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On the way to resilience

Do not run from the exercises that make you stronger Look for them! Jump into them! Claim your gift! © Meisaan Chan

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An argument for tenacity

Injustice rarely disappears at the first pass; if it did, there’d hardly be any injustice © Meisaan Chan

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In the face of hardship or risk or uncertainty

Spend 99% of your energy determining if you are on the right path. When you are, everything else is irrelevant. Just keep going. © Meisaan Chan

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Mindful discrepancy

In worldly terms, it can be wise to take the path of least resistance; in spiritual terms, look for that which is narrow © Meisaan Chan

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Increments

The sun does not flounce into the sky with one brilliant leap but slowly crawls up the canvas in its own shifting light – even the most important thing to the earth comes in increments! – so, too, with discipline, … Continue reading

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Slow going

Sometimes it’s slow going because the path dissolved; but keep plodding, slow as it is © Meisaan Chan (Photo credit: National Geographic)

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If I place my hope in the world

If I place my hope in the world, my hope is origami paper in the rain; If I place my hope in you, my hope is an eternal pathway to an eternal source O God, O God, O God © … Continue reading

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