Decide now that you are willing to work hard. Success is a marathon, not a sprint.
Proverbs 22:29 —Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank.
2 Peter 3:14 — Dear friends, while you are waiting for these things to happen and for him to come, try hard to live without sinning; and be at peace with everyone so that he will be pleased with you when he returns.
Psalm 112:7 — He will have no fear of bad news;
His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.
Isaiah 50:7 — For the Lord God will help Me;
Therefore I will not be disgraced; Therefore I have set My face like a flint,
And I know that I will not be ashamed.
Hebrews 12:1 — Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.