Luke 9:62, Matthew 24:10-13. Perseverance is important, not only in the spiritual realm, but in the practical every-day living of our lives as well. It has been said that 99% of success is due to persistence…hanging in there and not giving up. Only a small hand-full of people reach the heights of accomplishment they are capable of because they give up too quickly. The #1 reason people quit is discouragement. In this sermon Pastor Barry reveals the most common things that discourage us.