The Frog that Never Give Up
A group of frogs were traveling through the woods and two of them fell into a deep pit.
All the other frogs gathered around the pit. When they saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that they were as good as dead. The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump out of the pit with all of their might. The other frogs kept telling them to stop, that their struggle was worthless.
Finally, one of the frogs, tired and discouraged, listened to what the other frogs were saying and gave up. He fell down deeper into the pit and died.
The other frog, also tired but determined to survive, continued to jump as hard despite the excruciating pain on his legs. Once again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and give up. He jumped even harder and finally made it out.
When he got out, the other frogs said, "Did you not hear us?"
The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He thought they were encouraging him the entire time.
SPS: To define ENDURANCE and relate it as a Christian’s duty.
There are plenty of lessons that we can learn from the story of the frogs:
1. Is that we shouldn’t discourage others
2. Be careful when we’re walking
But I want to highlight one specific lesson of the story. The character of endurance the frog that survived has.
We have heard the word Endurance plenty of times, especially for those who have taken PE classes in school.
But what is ENDURANCE?
Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines endurance as:
— the ability to withstand hardship or adversity; especially —the ability to sustain a prolonged stressful effort or activity — the act or an instance of enduring or suffering
Simply put, ENDURANCE is the ability to face hardship or difficult problems without backing down or giving up.
Now in life, each and every one of us has problems that we need to face. Some may have problems easy to deal with and while may have bigger and difficult