Very recently, I read a story about the procedures of final selection of soldiers to battle in the army of ancient Israel and the high point for me was when the commanding officer makes an open announcement:
“IF ANY IS FEARFUL AND FAINTHEARTED, LET HIM TURN BACK AND GO HOME”
Once this is done, certain adjustments and selections are made, the troop is dispatched and led to the conquest.
It quickly dawned on me that GREATNESS IS NOT FOR THE FAINTHEARTED!!!
That’s why the commanding officer ensures he gets rid of mediocre and cowards who easily give up and turn their backs in battle from his troop.
Indeed the battles of life are not for the weak and easy-to-give-up kind of people, but for the brave and the strong hearted.
If you must conquer, you must confront, if you must win, you must stand strong and not back out. You must realize that Victory, Success and Greatness is NEVER for the Fainthearted.
You must possess the it’s-not-over-until-u-win attitude.
You must be Strong, Courageous and focused.