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02/16/19 Weekend Grif.Net – He Didn’t Quit

02/16/19 Weekend Grif.Net – He Didn’t Quit

Probably the =
greatest example of persistence is Abraham Lincoln. Born into poverty, =
Lincoln was faced with defeat throughout his life. He lost eight =
elections, twice failed in business and suffered a nervous breakdown. He =
could have quit many times – but he didn’t and because he didn’t quit, =
he became one of the greatest presidents in the history of our =
country.  Lincoln was a champion because he never gave up. =

 

Here is a =
sketch of Lincoln’s road to the White House:

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1816 His =
family was forced out of their home. He had to work to support =
them.

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1818 His =
mother died.

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1831 Failed in =
business.

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1832 Ran for =
state legislature – lost.

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1832 Also lost =
his job – wanted to go to law school but couldn’t get =
in.

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1833 Borrowed =
some money from a friend to begin a business and by the end of the year =
he was bankrupt. He spent the next 17 years of his life paying off this =
debt.

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1834 Ran for =
state legislature again – won.

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1835 Was =
engaged to be married, sweetheart died and his heart was =
broken.

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1836 Had a =
total nervous breakdown and was in bed for six =
months.

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1838 Sought to =
become speaker of the state legislature – =
defeated.

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1840 Sought to =
become elector – defeated.

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1843 Ran for =
Congress – lost.

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1846 Ran for =
Congress again – this time he won – went to Washington and did a good =
job.

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1848 Ran for =
re-election to Congress – lost.

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1849 Sought =
the job of land officer in his home state – =
rejected.

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1854 Ran for =
Senate of the United States – lost.

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1856 Sought =
the Vice-Presidential nomination at his party’s national convention – =
got less than 100 votes.

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1858 Ran for =
U.S. Senate again – again he lost.

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1860 Elected =
president of the United States.

 

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Dr Bob Griffin =

bob@grif.net www.grif.net =

"Jesus Knows Me, This I =
Love!"