Ninety-Eight Per Cent

Theodore Roosevelt once declared that he was just an ordinary man, but, “By George,” he said, “I work at it more than most ordinary men.”

Abraham Lincoln was once asked the secret of success, and he replied that it consisted of three things: (1) work, (2) work, and, (3) work.

Edison was known for his oft-repeated formula, that genius is two per cent inspiration and ninety-eight per cent perspiration. 

In Titus, chapter 2, Paul lists the qualities of a Christian workman.

He is obedient, being willing to serve. He is efficient, determined to do right. He is respectful to those over him. He is honest, earning his wages with integrity. He is faithful, one who is reliable and loyal.

“If you are rich, work.
If you are burdened with seemingly unfair responsibilities, work.
If you are happy, continue to work.
Idleness gives room for doubts and fears.
If sorrow overwhelms you and loved ones seem not true, work.
If disappointments come, work.
If faith falters and reason fails, just work.
When dreams are shattered and hope seems dead,
Work, work as if your life were in perils; it really is.
No matter what ails you, work.
Work faithfully, and work with faith.
Work is the greatest material remedy available.
Work will cure both mental and physical afflictions.
Work!” - Nelson Boswell

Pastor David Arnold
Gulf Coast Worship Center

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