Resolute: In Life and Faith

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“A resolute man will find a way."

This quote centers around the word RESOLUTE which defines a person who is determined, unwavering, and has a set purpose. All of these behaviors are virtuous individually, but it is only when they are united that all things can be accomplished.

Determined- to accomplish your goals. You have your eye on the prize; you can see it there in front of you and you are willing to do anything to get it.

Unwavering- in the process of reaching your goals. You never stray off the path that you know will get you to where you want to be.

Nick Saban calls this unwavering trait the “process,” which he defines as concentrating on the steps to success rather than worrying about the end result. You can’t accomplish an end result if you don’t focus on the path that will take you there.

Set purpose or opinion- Whatever you think you can accomplish, you will. No one can tell you differently. A good example of this is the blind faith that is required to believe in Christ; no matter who tells you or how many times they tell you, you are set in your belief that Christ is real.

If you set gigantic, nearly impossible dreams people will laugh and continually tell you that it is impossible, you have to be set in your opinion, not letting your purpose be shaken or changed.

After reading the quote I decided to put it into practice. At the time though, playing baseball was the only aspect of my life that I lived this way. However, as I have grown and matured, I have come to the realization that all aspects of my life need to be lived in a resolute manner.

Writing articles, working at my relationship with God, being a husband and father, or something as simple as doing the dishes--no matter what I do, I need to do it resolutely. I know that if I live life that way, I can succeed in any thing that I do.

Psalm 51:10

“Create in me a clean heart, God; renew in me a resolute spirit.”

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