Never be troubled when you do not achieve success at the beginning of the road. Remember always the saying of the Holy Bible:

By your patience possess your souls. (Luke 21:19)

Success needs patience and perseverance. The one who gets weary, tired, annoyed and does not continue, will not prosper. Wait for the Lord until he comes to help you, even in the last watch of the night.

Do not worry about the results of everything you do. Wait until the fruit ripens, then you will find it in your hands with no difficulty.

The most important quality of the prosperous person is to be prosperous within. Prosperous in his heart, in his mind, in his nerves and in his will. And before all, to be prosperous in his relationship with God. He has a strong spirit that does not shake, fear, or get troubled. He proceeds on his way like an arrow towards an aim.

No matter how the waves will rage against his ship, even if the mountains overturn in the middle of the seas, he would not weaken or fail within. He does not lose faith in the possibility of success despite all the obstacles that try to block his way. The prosperous man succeeds regardless of the obstacles and hardships.

He enjoys gaining victory over these obstacles, with the grace from God. His prosperity, despite hardships, gives him a greater delight and a deeper spiritual experience in the work of God’s hand with him.

His Holiness Pope Shenouda, III., 1998. The spiritual man. 1st ed. Kogarah N S W: Coptic Orthodox Publication and Translation

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