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Discussion in 'Prayers and Meditations' started by FineLinen, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. FineLinen

    FineLinen Well-Known Member

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    During the gold rush, a man who had been mining in Colorado for several months quit his job, as he hadn’t struck gold yet and the work was becoming tiresome. He sold his equipment to another man who resumed mining where it had been left off.

    The new miner was advised by his engineer that there was gold only three feet away from where the first miner stopped digging.

    The engineer was right, which means the first miner was a mere three feet away from striking gold before he quit.

    The Moral:

    When things start to get hard, try to persevere through the adversity. Many people give up on following their dreams because the work becomes too difficult, tedious, or tiresome–but often, you’re closer to the finish line than you may think, and if you push just a little harder, you will succeed.
     
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    Quality of character

    An official of a mission board, who knew it takes more than just desire to make a missionary, was appointed to examine a candidate for the mission field.

    He told the young man to be at his house at six o'clock in the morning. The young man complied and arrived a six o'clock sharp. The examiner kept him sitting alone in the room until ten.

    Then he finally came in and said abruptly, " Young man, can you write your name?"

    A little taken aback by the simplicity of his question, the man paused.

    Before he could get a word out, the examiner blurted, "What, you don't know what it is?"

    The mission board official put him through a series of questions of that nature and then went to report to the mission board.

    "Okay," he said, "he will do."

    I tried his patience for hours and hours and he did not break down; Then I insulted him and he did not lose his temper....

    This candidate answered with patience, fortitude, and gentleness. His faith was vindicated by the very quality of his character. He will make a good missionary.
     
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