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