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Netchurch - They Did not Give up for God said He will never leave them nor forsake them .

No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later

on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and

peace for those who have been trained by it.

Chastenverb chas·ten \ˈchā-sən\

: to cause (someone) to feel sad or embarrassed about something that has happened

:  to correct by punishment or suffering :  discipline; also :  purify
a :  to prune (as a work or style of art) of excess, pretense, or falsity

This is NOT a sermon I am no Pastor but I decided to share this little nugget of hope i wrote for myself .

Is God chastising you ?  Say Alleluia ! for He only

disciplines those whom he loves .
That is how we become Disciples  From Discipline ..

The Body needs discipline talk less of  our Spirits ! And

God is the Father of Spirits.

Studey Text Hebrews 12

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a US Marine ?

It takes a lot of hard hard and vey hard work ! Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a Navy Diver for in the US Marines ? 

Times a US Marine by 20 !

How many times does it take to make a lightbulb ?

Over 10,000 Times said Edison

How many trials does it take to become a Christian

77 times ?

No 7 Times 77 Times . If God continually tells us to forgive

those who trespass us 7 times 77 times How many times do

you think God will forgive us if we come to him for forgiveness ?   

God knows what you are going through and you are wondering How

many times  will i continue to fail to become the perfect

man or woman that God Said i should become . (be ye perfect even as your father in heaven)

You dont have to try at all For Christ Died ONCE and You

have also died but you can never give up on your trials for

they will continue for as long as we live .

When Trials come Try them out !
The Bible says Lead us NOT into temptation but DELIVER us

from Evil .. We pray not to be Led into a Trial of

Temptation but we know WE will be DELIVERED out of the evil

within every temptation Amen !

"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again.

Fail better."
~ Samuel Beckett

There is a professor at 9jabook.com who offers a course on failure for experts professors and other achievers . He does that, he says, because failure is a far more common experience than success.

An interviewer once asked him if anybody ever failed the course on failure. He said Yes. One Person has failed this course The Interviewer excited asked Who ?

He said ..

Me !

After I set up this Course I realised that Those who are willing to fail a course on Failure understand the reason they took the course in the first place . So that they can keep failing and failing and failing until they realise that you can only become a success at success if you keep being a failure at failure .

Happy Sunday Evening
Abiel John Balogun Weboga 9jabook.com


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But They Did Not Give Up

As a young man, Abraham Lincoln went to war a captain and

returned a private. Afterwards, he was a failure as a

businessman. As a lawyer in Springfield, he was too

impractical and temperamental to be a success. He turned to

politics and was defeated in his first try for the

legislature, again defeated in his first attempt to be

nominated for congress, defeated in his application to be

commissioner of the General Land Office, defeated in the

senatorial election of 1854, defeated in his efforts for the

vice-presidency in 1856, and defeated in the senatorial

election of 1858. At about that time, he wrote in a letter

to a friend, "I am now the most miserable man living. If

what I feel were equally distributed to the whole human

family, there would not be one cheerful face on the earth."

Winston Churchill repeated a grade during elementary school

and, when he entered Harrow, was placed in the lowest

division of the lowest class. Later, he twice failed the

entrance exam to the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. He

was defeated in his first effort to serve in Parliament. He

became Prime Minister at the age of 62. He later wrote,

"Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -

in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in

except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never, Never,

Never, Never give up." (his capitals, mind you)

Socrates was called "an immoral corrupter of youth" and

continued to corrupt even after a sentence of death was

imposed on him. He drank the hemlock and died corrupting.

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising

every time we fall."
~ Confucius

Sigmund Freud was booed from the podium when he first

presented his ideas to the scientific community of Europe.

He returned to his office and kept on writing.

Robert Sternberg received a C in his first college

introductory-psychology class. His teacher commented that

"there was a famous Sternberg in psychology and it was

obvious there would not be another." Three years later

Sternberg graduated with honors from Stanford University

with exceptional distinction in psychology, summa cum laude,

and Phi Beta Kappa. In 2002, he became President of the

American Psychological Association.

Charles Darwin gave up a medical career and was told by his

father, "You care for nothing but shooting, dogs and rat

catching." In his autobiography, Darwin wrote, "I was

considered by all my masters and my father, a very ordinary

boy, rather below the common standard of intellect."

Clearly, he evolved.

Thomas Edison's teachers said he was "too stupid to learn

anything." He was fired from his first two jobs for being

"non-productive." As an inventor, Edison made 1,000

unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. When a

reporter asked, "How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?"

Edison replied, "I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb

was an invention with 1,000 steps."

"Great success is built on failure, frustration, even

~ Sumner Redstone

Albert Einstein did not speak until he was 4-years-old and

did not read until he was 7. His parents thought he was

"sub-normal," and one of his teachers described him as

"mentally slow, unsociable, and adrift forever in foolish

dreams." He was expelled from school and was refused

admittance to the Zurich Polytechnic School. He did

eventually learn to speak and read. Even to do a little


Louis Pasteur was only a mediocre pupil in undergraduate

studies and ranked 15th out of 22 students in chemistry. In

1872, Pierre Pachet, Professor of Physiology at Toulouse,

wrote that "Louis Pasteur's theory of germs is ridiculous


Henry Ford failed and went broke five times before he


R. H. Macy failed seven times before his store in New York

City caught on.

"Failing is one of the greatest arts in the world. One fails

toward success." ~ Charles Kettering
"Failure provides the opportunity to begin again, more

intelligently." ~ Henry Ford
"The fastest way to succeed is to double your failure rate."

~ Thomas Watson Sr.

Fred Smith, the founder of Federal Express, received a "C"

on his college paper detailing his idea for a reliable

overnight delivery service. His professor at Yale told him,

"Well, Fred, the concept is interesting and well formed, but

in order to earn better than a "C" grade, your ideas also

have to be feasible.

F. W. Woolworth was not allowed to wait on customers when he

worked in a dry goods store because, his boss said, "he

didn't have enough sense."

When Bell telephone was struggling to get started, its

owners offered all their rights to Western Union for

$100,000. The offer was disdainfully rejected with the

pronouncement, "What use could this company make of an

electrical toy."

"So we went to Atari and said, 'Hey, we've got this amazing

thing, even built with some of your parts, and what do you

think about funding us? Or we'll give it to you. We just

want to do it. Pay our salary, we'll come work for you.' And

they said, 'No.' So then we went to Hewlett-Packard, and

they said, 'Hey, we don't need you. You haven't got through

college yet.'" ~ Apple Computer founder Steve Jobs on

attempts to get Atari and HP interested in his and Steve

Wozniak's personal computer.

"Only those who dare to fail greatly can achieve greatly."
~ Robert F. Kennedy

John Garcia, who eventually was honored for his fundamental

psychological discoveries, was once told by a reviewer of

his often-rejected manuscripts that one is no more likely to

find the phenomenon he discovered than to find bird

droppings in a cuckoo clock. (sort of a cute critique


Rocket scientist Robert Goddard found his ideas bitterly

rejected by his scientific peers on the grounds that rocket

propulsion would not work in the rarefied atmosphere of

outer space.

Daniel Boone was once asked by a reporter if he had ever

been lost in the wilderness. Boone thought for a moment and

replied, "No, but I was once bewildered for about three


An expert said of Vince Lombardi: "He possesses minimal

football knowledge and lacks motivation." Lombardi would

later write, "It's not whether you get knocked down; it's

whether you get back up."

Michael Jordan and Bob Cousy were each cut from their high

school basketball teams. Jordan once observed, "I've failed

over and over again in my life. That is why I succeed."

"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career.
I've lost almost 300 games
26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot ...

and missed.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life. That is

why I succeed."
~ Michael Jordan

Babe Ruth is famous for his past home run record, but for

decades he also held the record for strikeouts. He hit 714

home runs and struck out 1,330 times in his career (about

which he said, "Every strike brings me closer to the next

home run."). And didn't Mark McGwire break that strikeout

record? (John Wooden once explained that winners make the

most errors.)

Hank Aaron went 0 for 5 his first time at bat with the

Milwakee Braves.

Stan Smith was rejected as a ball boy for a Davis Cup tennis

match because he was "too awkward and clumsy." He went on to

clumsily win Wimbledon and the U. S. Open. And eight Davis


"I never learned a thing from a tournament I won."
~ Bobby Jones

Tom Landry, Chuck Noll, Bill Walsh, and Jimmy Johnson

accounted for 11 of the 19 Super Bowl victories from 1974 to

1993. They also share the distinction of having the worst

records of first-season head coaches in NFL history - they

didn't win a single game.

Johnny Unitas's first pass in the NFL was intercepted and

returned for a touchdown. Joe Montana's first pass was also

intercepted. And while we're on quarterbacks, during his

first season Troy Aikman threw twice as many interceptions

(18) as touchdowns (9) . . . oh, and he didn't win a single

game. You think there's a lesson here?

In his first professional race, cyclist Lance Armstrong

finished . . . drumroll . . . last. He made up for this

lackluster first effort by being the only man to win the

Tour de France six consecutive times. And still counting.

Talk about overcompensation.

After Carl Lewis won the gold medal for the long jump in the

1996 Olympic games, he was asked to what he attributed his

longevity, having competed for almost 20 years. He said,

"Remembering that you have both wins and losses along the

way. I don't take either one too seriously."

"Our achievements speak for themselves.
What we have to keep track of are our failures,

discouragements, and doubts.
We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false

starts, and the painful groping.
We see our past achievements as the end result of a clean

forward thrust,
and our present difficulties as signs of decline and decay."
~ Eric Hoffer

Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because "he

lacked imagination and had no good ideas." He went bankrupt

several times before he built Disneyland. In fact, the

proposed park was rejected by the city of Anaheim on the

grounds that it would only attract riffraff.

Charles Schultz had every cartoon he submitted rejected by

his high school yearbook staff. Oh, and Walt Disney wouldn't

hire him.

 Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?" ~ H. M. Warner,

Warner Brothers Films, 1927

 After Fred Astaire's first screen test, the memo from the

testing director of MGM, dated 1933, read, "Can't act. Can't

sing. Slightly bald. Can dance a little." He kept that memo

over the fire place in his Beverly Hills home. Astaire once

observed that "when you're experimenting, you have to try so

many things before you choose what you want, that you may go

days getting nothing but exhaustion." And here is the reward

for perseverance: "The higher up you go, the more mistakes

you are allowed. Right at the top, if you make enough of

them, it's considered to be your style."

 When Julie Andrews took her first screen test for MGM

studios, the final determination was that "She's not

photogenic enough for film."

"Flops are a part of life's menu
and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the

~ Rosalind Russell

 Federico Fellini's first films, "Luci del varieta" and "El

sceicco bianco" were dismal financial and critical failures.

In 1952, one film critic wrote, "We shall never hear from

Fellini again." Two years later, Fellini directed "La

Strada," which went on to garner the Academy Award and New

York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Film, as

well as the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. What is

it they say about critics ... something about knowing the

worth of everything and the value of nothing?

 After his first audition, Sidney Poitier was told by the

casting director, "Why don't you stop wasting people's time

and go out and become a dishwasher or something?" It was at

that moment, recalls Poitier, that he decided to devote his

life to acting.

 When Lucille Ball began studying to be actress in 1927, she

was told by the head instructor of the John Murray Anderson

Drama School, "Try any other profession."

 The first time Jerry Seinfeld walked on-stage at a comedy

club as a professional comic, he looked out at the audience,

froze, and forgot the English language. He stumbled through

"a minute-and a half" of material and was jeered offstage.

He returned the following night and closed his set to wild


"The essential part of creativity is not being afraid to

~ Edwin Land

 In 1944, Emmeline Snively, director of the Blue Book

Modeling Agency, told modeling hopeful Norma Jean Baker,

"You'd better learn secretarial work or else get married."

I'm sure you know that Norma Jean was Marilyn Monroe. Now .

. . who was Emmeline Snively?

 At the age of 21, French acting legend Jeanne Moreau was

told by a casting director that her head was too crooked,

she wasn't beautiful enough, and she wasn't photogenic

enough to make it in films. She took a deep breath and said

to herself, "Alright, then, I guess I will have to make it

my own way." After making nearly 100 films her own way, in

1997 she received the European Film Academy Lifetime

Achievement Award.

 After Harrison Ford's first performance as a hotel bellhop

in the film Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round, the studio vice-

president called him in to his office. "Sit down kid," the

studio head said, "I want to tell you a story. The first

time Tony Curtis was ever in a movie he delivered a bag of

groceries. We took one look at him and knew he was a movie

star." Ford replied, "I thought you were spossed to think

that he was a grocery delivery boy." The vice president

dismissed Ford with "You ain't got it kid , you ain't got it

... now get out of here."

 Michael Caine's headmaster told him, "You will be a laborer

all your life." Caine labored his way to two Academy Awards.

 Charlie Chaplin was initially rejected by Hollywood studio

chiefs because his pantomime was considered "nonsense."

"I don't believe I have special talents, I have persistence

… After the first failure, second failure, third failure, I

kept trying."
~ Carlo Rubbia, Nobel Prize winning Physicist

 In high school, actor and comic Robin Williams was voted

"Least Likely to Succeed."

 Enrico Caruso's music teacher said he had no voice at all

and could not sing. His parents wanted him to become an


Decca Records turned down a recording contract with the

Beatles with the unprophetic evaluation, "We don't like

their sound. Groups of guitars are on their way out." After

Decca rejected the Beatles, Columbia records followed suit.

In 1954, Jimmy Denny, manager of the Grand Ole Opry, fired

Elvis Presley after one performance. He told Presley, "You

ain't goin' nowhere, son. You ought to go back to drivin' a


Beethoven handled the violin awkwardly and preferred playing

his own compositions instead of improving his technique. His

teacher called him "hopeless as a composer." And, of course,

you know that he wrote five of his greatest symphonies while

completely deaf.

"No matter how hard you work for success, if your thought is

saturated with the fear of failure, it will kill your

efforts, neutralize your endeavors and make success

~ Baudjuin

The Impressionists had to arrange their own art exhibitions

because their works were routinely rejected by the Paris

Salon. How many of you have heard of the Paris Salon?

A Paris art dealer refused Picasso shelter when he asked if

he could bring in his paintings from out of the rain. One

hopes that there is justice in this world and that the art

dealer eventually went broke.

Van Gogh sold only one painting during his life. And this to

the sister of one of his friends for 400 francs

(approximately $50). This didn't stop him from completing

over 800 paintings.

John Constable's luminous painting Watermeadows at Salisbury

was dismissed in 1830 by a judge at the Royal Academy as "a

nasty green thing." Name of the judge, anyone? Anyone?

Rodin's father once said, "I have an idiot for a son."

Described as the worst pupil in the school, he was rejected

three times admittance to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. His

uncle called him uneducable. Perhaps this gave him food for


Stravinsky was run out of town by an enraged audience and

critics after the first performance of the Rite of Spring.

Later in life, he observed that "I have learned throughout

my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and

pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts

of wisdom and knowledge."

When Pablo Casals reached 95, a young reporter asked him

"Mr. Casals, you are 95 and the greatest cellist that ever

lived. Why do you still practice six hours a day?" Mr.

Casals answered, "Because I think I'm making progress."

"Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune;
but great minds rise above them."
~ Washington Irving

Leo Tolstoy flunked out of college. He was described as both

"unable and unwilling to learn." No doubt a slow developer.

Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women, was encouraged to

find work as a servant by her family.

Emily Dickinson had only seven poems published in her


 12 publishers rejected J.K. Rowling's book about a boy

wizard before a small London house picked up Harry Potter

and the Philosopher's Stone.

15 publishers rejected a manuscript by e. e. cummings. When

he finally got it published by his mother, the dedication,

printed in uppercase letters, read WITH NO THANKS TO . . .

followed by the list of publishers who had rejected his

prized offering. Nice going Eddie. Thanks for illustrating

that nobody loses all the time.

18 publishers turned down Richard Bach's story about a

"soaring eagle." Macmillan finally published Jonathan

Livingston Seagull in 1970. By 1975 it had sold more than 7

million copies in the U.S. alone.

"Life knocks a man down and he gits up and it knocks him

down again ...
What's he to do when he gits knocked down?
Why, take it for his share and go on."
~ Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
The Yearling

21 publishers rejected Richard Hooker's humorous war novel,

M*A*S*H. He had worked on it for seven years.

22 publishers rejected James Joyce's The Dubliners.

27 publishers rejected Dr. Seuss's first book, To Think That

I Saw It on Mulberry Street.

Jack London received six hundred rejection slips before he

sold his first story.

English crime novelist John Creasey got 753 rejection slips

before he published 564 books.

William Saroyan accumulated more than a thousand rejections

before he had his first literary piece published. Way to not

take a hint, Bill!

"Every great cause is born from repeated failures and from

imperfect achievements."
~ Maria Montessori

Gertrude Stein submitted poems to editors for nearly 20

years before one was finally accepted. See . . . a rose is a


I bet you didn't know that John Milton wrote Paradise Lost

16 years after losing his eyesight

One of Professor Pajares's first research efforts came back

with a review that began, "There are so many things I don't

like about this article I just don't know where to begin."

There is a professor at MIT who offers a course on failure.

He does that, he says, because failure is a far more common

experience than success. An interviewer once asked him if

anybody ever failed the course on failure. He thought a

moment and replied, "No, but there were two Incompletes."

Let's end with Woody Allen: "I don't want to achieve

immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through

not dying. Eighty percent of success is showing up."

"There is something to be said for keeping at a thing, isn't

~ Frank Sinatra


verb chas·ten \ˈchā-sən\

: to cause (someone) to feel sad or embarrassed about something that has happened

There is a professor at 9jabook.com who offers a course on failure for experts professors and other achievers . He does that, he says, because failure is a far more common experience than success.

An interviewer once asked him if anybody ever failed the course on failure. He said Yes. One Person has failed this course The Interviewer excited asked Who ?

He said ..

Me !

After I set up this Course I realised that Those who are willing to fail a course on Failure understand the reason they took the course in the first place . So that they can keep failing and failing and failing until they realise that you can only become a success at success if you keep being a failure at failure .
abi writes from 9jabook.com


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