Perseverance And Grit To Overcome Obstacles

We have read of inspiring stories of people who have perseverance and grit. Without a shadow of a doubt they achieved their goals and overcome challenges against all odds.

Franklin Roosevelt

Franklin Roosevelt became paralyzed from the waist down at age 39. That did not prevent him from being one of the most respected and memorable presidents in the history of the United States.

Erik Weihenmayer

Take Erik Weihenmayer, first blind person to reach the summit of Mount Everest. “What’s within us is stronger than what’s in our way.” Erik Weihenmayer.

Nicholas James Vujicic

What about Nicholas James Vujicic? Born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterized by the absence of arms and legs. The disability did not stop him from achieving his God-given destiny. As a Christian evangelist and motivational speaker, he has inspired us to be grateful for our God-given hands and feet.

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey tragic past of being molested repeatedly, and mothered a child who subsequently died did not stop her from being a successful entrepreneur and celebrity admired by millions today. She is one of the richest women in the world today.

Bethany Hamilton

Bethany Hamilton lost her arm to a shark attack while surfing. Her determination and perseverance enable her to get back to surfing and won her first place in the Explorer Women’s Division of the NSSA National Championships.

All these inspiring men and women persevered and overcome obstacles to be what they are today. They possess unique strength, unstoppable energy to overcome physical and emotional obstacles.

Listen to the sermon and find out how to overcome obstacles through perseverance, grit and endurance.