This is a test. This is only a test. For many of you it may be a test of a lifetime. This is it. How will you do? Will you back down when it gets to be too much? Will you walk away when it gets to be "just too hard"? Will you make excuses to quit when the situation becomes "inconvenient"? Or will you stand firm in the hailing winds that are determined to knock you down? Stand tall and know that even the mother-of-all-storms eventually dwindles to a misty sprinkle, then to a rainbow.
Your destiny awaits. Did you really think it was going to be easy? When you fulfill your life's purpose, that destiny is the plan of the Almighty. When you have the devil as your enemy, you best be sure the closer you get to His plan, the more obstacles will be put in your path, the harder it will be to go on. But, don't you see? That's when you know you are close. That's when you know if you give just a little bit more each and every day, you will get there. You may be scarred, you may be changed, but you will be better and you will have done it. And the best part: no one will be more deserving when you get there!
Just keep knockin'. If you're pounding fists don't open the door, pound harder and louder. If the door still doesn't open, choose another door and knock again. Keep at it, keep at it, keep at it. Your determination is on your side and the zeal you have bubbling inside you is your friend. You will persevere. Just keep knockin'.
"So I say to you, Ask and keep on asking and it shall be given you; seek and keep on seeking and you shall find; knock and keep on knocking and the door shall be opened to you." - Luke 11:9