The race is not to the swift, but to the persistent. Do not give up when you face difficulties and discouragement comes. Fight through; you don’t know how incredibly close you are to breakthrough. Keep moving, and keep pushing. Ask, and I will give you extraordinary wisdom at the moment you need it so that you are not hindered from achieving your goal. Take heart and re-establish yourself in strong faith, knowing that I am with you to show you the way, says the Lord. Hebrews 12:1 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.