Are You Ready For Decades Of Persistent Labour?

The big success you want will not happen overnight. With some research, you discover that the typical overnight success story has taken many years to come together. There is only so much you can do every single day, or over the course of a week. However, success compounds over time. The little gains of yesterday are the foundations for the work we get to do today. A watchman must think about their work in this manner. You must develop an understanding that the changes you want to see in your world will take many years, even decades of persistent work. So, be ready to get dirty. Do the work and build a structure that can help you with your mission.

I found it thought-provoking when God spelt it out to Abram, that it would take 400 years before the land God promised him, could be possessed in the physical sense of it (Genesis 15: 13 – 21). 400 years. It eventually took 430 years of slavery, 40 years of wandering in the wilderness and several decades more before the descendants of Abraham took possession of what God had given them. The prophet Isaiah asked, “Shall a land be born in one day? Shall a nation be brought forth in one moment?” The answer is yes. However, the groundwork would have been laid down, decades ahead of time.

There is this idea that if something is of God, it will happen quickly, in a short period of time. This leads to impatience, poor planning and mediocre results in the long-term. We can put that quick results mindset in context, and deduce that for massive success, it will require many years for everything to come together. There is no idea, company or organization that rose to a position of prominence overnight. It took twenty years for slave trade to be abolished by the watchmen who took on the task, and almost another twenty for slavery itself to be ended.

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