Vision Delayed

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Vision delayed? Things not going as well as you'd expected?

In Amazing Grace in the Life of William Wilberforce, John Piper writes of the perseverance of William Wilberforce:

His adversaries complained that Wilberforce "jumped up whenever they knocked him down." One of them in particular put it like this: "It is necessary to watch him as he is blessed with … that Enthusiastic spirit, which is so far from yielding that it grows more vigorous from blows."

What was the secret to his perseverance? Piper writes, "There is a deeper root of Wilberforce’s endurance than camaraderie. It is the root of childlike, child-loving, self-forgetting joy in Christ."

Whatever you're facing today, take heart. Wilberforce persevered for 46 years. Hang in there.