Here's a quiz for you. See if you can tell me who said what quotes:
-"Do or do not, there is no try"
-"I'm Pressing on, pressing on"
-"Never give up, Never surrender!"
-"We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, but battle on."
-"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. There are other forces at work in this world, besides the will of evil."
Before I tell you who said these quotes I want to point out what they all have in common. Each quote is talking about perseverance. What does that mean you ask? It means to keep on keeping on when the going gets tough. Because when the going gets tough, the tough get going (Yes I'm full of all sorts of amazing quotes today!).
When I was on my run today, my shinsplints were screaming at me and my side was aching like a polar bear in the desert, but running is like life. Sometimes it hurts so badly to do what you know is right and preserve. But if you do, the accomplishment you feel at the end of that third mile is out of this world! And your so happy that you made it you could start dancing in the middle of the street (in fact that's what I did).
God has some inspirational quotes of his own.
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14
Galatians 6:9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
So don't feel defeated in this life for doing good. For lack of better phrasing God is the light at the end of the tunnel. Good will always triumph over evil. Your circumstances may seem challenging (or even painful) but we have a big God! Like a really really big God! Go to Him and He will help you be diligent and press toward the mark.
So here's the answers
-Mermaid man and Barnacle Boy
-Tim Allen in Galaxy Quest