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There’s much we want to see accomplished, but many days we often wonder if our efforts are even worth it. As Rome wasn’t built in a day, our deep work will also be built one day at a time.

It’s easy to grow discouraged as we daily pour ourselves into our work and don’t seem to have much to show for it.

Perhaps God has given us a clear vision of how to use our strength to impact the world for good, build up relationships, and serve in his story of redemption throughout our communities.

And we show up everyday to answer this call.

But soon we start to wonder as the days get long and the desired results still seem so far away.

It’s here we must remember that greatness is not built overnight. And, in fact, one of the marks of greatness is this willingness to play the long game and not simply settle for the quick and easy.

But this is not just about patiently waiting. It’s actively engaging in the necessary work everyday.

At first, it doesn’t seem like much to stack a few bricks together. But as we keep showing up and building on what we’ve already done, something remarkable slowly starts to emerge. And its greatness soon speaks for itself.

Unfortunately, many won’t see all the efforts we put in to build and make our calling a reality. And we must learn to affirm ourselves along the way.

But this requires us not to lose heart and to trust the process of building.

To build is the work of putting things together – taking raw material and fashioning something useful out of it. And as a process, it simply takes much time and effort to accomplish.

Work patiently yet diligently to build all that God has given you. Your efforts are not wasted and your Rome will soon emerge.

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Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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