In 1832, he was a 22-year old business failure.
That same year he ran for the State Legislature and was defeated.
In 1833, he was a business failure once again.
In 1836, he suffered a nervous breakdown.
In 1838, he lost in an effort to become Speaker of the House in the State
Five years later, he ran for US Congress – again it was in vain.
In 1846, he ran for Congress and won – only to lose his re-election bid in
He ran for the Senate in 1854, and lost.
He ran for the Vice-presidential nomination in 1856, and lost that too.
But In 1860, he became the 16th President of the United States.
Abraham Lincoln never gave up. Like him/his politics or not, his
perseverance gives us much to think about.
Dr Bob Griffin
“Jesus Knows Me, This I Love!”