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MCW, I read this, this morning.  Thought it was pretty good and you would like.  Have a great day...Noah 

 

Enthusiasm

 

Enthusiasm is not appropriate only when one has something to be joyful about.  Neither is it controlled by circumstances. Living enthusiastically is an “inside” job.  Enthusiasm comes from the Greek, entheosmeaning “having God within.”  God is the source of enthusiasm for a believer.  We call forth enthusiasm and meet life with endurance and confidence.  

 

-- “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” –John 16:33. 

 

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, 

When the road you're trudging seems all uphill, 

When the funds are low and the debts are high, 

And you want to smile but you have to sigh, 

When care is pressing you down a bit

Rest if you must but Don't You Quit! 

 

Life is strange with its twists and turns, 

As every one of us sometimes learns, 

And many a fellow turns about 

When he might have won had he stuck it out. 

Don't give up through the pace seems slow 

You may succeed with another blow.  

 

Often the goal is nearer than

It seems to a faint and faltering man

Often the struggler has given up 

When he might have captured the victor's cup 

And he learned too late when the night came down

How close he was to the golden crown.  

 

Success is failure turned inside out 

The silver tint of the clouds of doubt, 

And you never can tell how close you are, 

It may be near when it seems afar 

So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit 

It's when things seem the worst 

That You Mustn't Quit! -- By Edgar A. Guest