Sometimes it just takes a little elbow grease to get through the day's work, an attitude that one must stick to it and never give up. It takes a little persistence to bring in the harvest. A little sweat and fortitude helps. Are these the predominant qualities of an evangelist? Yes, they are God given gifts from above. Through difficult times, or even through the course of an average day, perseverance is a valuable gift. Have you received it? If you feel you have not, you can pray for perseverance. Our prayers never go unanswered. You can practice it also, practice until it becomes as much a part of you as your very backbone. In this way perhaps you will also illustrate the earnestness of your prayer for it.
"Soon after making a decision to follow Christ, a young Nigerian named Daniel returned to his Muslim village. He was excited about his new faith. . . the people of his village were not. Furious at him, the women of the village beat him and left him for dead..."
"...The women beat him and left him for dead again. This time he remained unconscious for two days."
"...This time the village women broke into tears at his perseverance, and eventually the good news of Christ gained a foothold in that place."
Read Perseverance, by Stephen Arterburn of Daily New Life at One Place
Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.