Archimedes, a Greek philosopher, once said, “Give me a firm place to stand and a lever, and I can move the Earth.” He was taken with the concept of the lever and its ability to multiply force. Time can be considered to be a lever. Over time, your efforts will add up, and your lofty goals will become a daily reality. Your mission statement and the things you want to do are first clarified in prayer. The second step is to become unwavering and steadfast in your pursuit. You can be sure that as time goes on, you’ll accomplish all of your objectives.
If you give yourself enough time, you can move the earth. Time is the lever you need to steer your world towards a better future. A watchman that believes in their mission should not make haste. Our confidence is from Habakkuk 2:3 (ESV), “For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.” Your job is to go to work every day on the mission to which you are a part. Your efforts accumulate over time, and we see results.
You must learn to be patient while waiting for the results. Great projects can be started in small steps. Your small daily efforts will add up to something big over time. The first results might not be good enough or encouraging. But there is room for improvement. Keep an eye on the long-term results you want. For example, a future in which Africans are completely content with purchasing technology is best avoided. Africans need to be inspired and given the right training to create technological solutions. Even though such a mission will take a while to complete, the results will be worthwhile.