If you have the determination to keep trying, eventually you will succeed – by Steven Mills

וַיַּחְפְּרוּ עַבְדֵי יִצְחָק בַּנָּחַל וַיִּמְצְאוּ שָׁם בְּאֵר מַיִם חַיִּים


“And Isaac’s servants dug in the valley, and they found there a well of fresh water”
Parsha – Toldos
Bereishis 26:19
Yitzchak dug and did not find water, but he kept digging in other places until he finally found what he was looking for.
Others quarreled with him and took over his wells, but still Yitzchak did not become discouraged.  He carried on digging until he finally found a well with water that he was able to use in peace.
 
The Chofetz Chaim explains that the lesson we should learn from this is the value of persistence.
Whether in spiritual or physical matters do not give up, especially when things first don’t work out as you’d hope.
Many people fail to accomplish something because they become disheartened.  But if you have the determination to keep trying, eventually you will succeed.

These daily lifts are inspired by Jonny Chippeck and dedicated to his ‘refuah shleimah’. Get well soon Jonny!

Please step up to the plate and contribute your own small nugget of Torah by sending back to me at terence@speedquote.net. The more people we have contributing, the higher this daily lift will go. Keep them coming.

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