Happy Birthday to whom???

Birthdays can be a beautiful thing.  Really!  

Today is my wife's birthday.  She received one of her favorite lunches today.  She also received a gift from Anneka and me.  She has been receiving all sorts of birthday wishes online too.  

Proverbs 9:11 For through wisdom your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.

So what is the one thing about her that I love?  Let's be clear, there are A LOT of things I love about her, but this one impresses me.  

She never quits.  Her tenacity to find a solution and see something through amazes me.
- When her health took a turn for the worse, she found a way out that added years to her life.
- When the doctors said she couldn't have children, she never gave up.
- When money is an issue, she finds a way to earn it.
- She will help you, guide you and share your life experience with you.

Why am I pointing this out to you?  Because you need tenacity too.  Without it, you will never achieve your dreams.  Every dream comes with a challenge.  It is those challenges that tempt you to accept excuses and abandon your dreams.  Later in life, you then suffer from the, "I wish" syndrome.  You've heard it before.  "I wish I would have - got married - finished college - pursued my life's dream - (fill in the blank here).

Well, good news.  It isn't too late.  Tenacity may have to get creative, but your dreams are still out there.  Don't give up.

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, give me the strength to never give up.  AMEN.