How do you solve the problems of the Human Race?

The Race  © Laurie Pace 2010

The Race  © Laurie Pace 2010

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” ― Calvin Coolidge

I love the quote today. I had to reread it a few times to have it settle in.  Persistence and determination ... the key to what?  How do you win this race of your life? 

While existing and functioning here on earth in this journey, we use what we can to survive and make our way. Yes, I agree that persistence and determination are incredible strengths, but I think it takes a bit more. I believe that faith and belief play a more important part of success in our lives.

Faith in God, with the belief that all is provided through Him and the belief of the shedding of the blood of Jesus to atone for our sins.  It is through Christ Jesus we have the loving confidence and boldness to enter into Heaven.  There is no fear involved in this process, no talent needed, no genius needed... and the persistence and determination is that spent in the Word drawing close to God and recognizing Christ Jesus as our Savior. Only through Christ, can we move into God's presence. 

God is Omnipotent.

Hebrews 10:19 "And so dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven's most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus."