Vision Delayed


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.

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Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, Heritage Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He’s married to Charlene, and has two children, Christina and Josiah. Darryl is currently planting Liberty Grace Church in Liberty Village, Toronto. He previously served as pastor of Richview Baptist Church and Park Lawn Baptist Church, both in west Toronto.