Press On: God Rewards Perseverance


The business of pursuing dreams and achieving goals is not for the faint of heart, is it? No, seeing our dreams and goals come to pass requires lots of hard work and tireless perseverance. But God has a way of rewarding those things, doesn’t he?

Many of you know I’ve been climbing towards the goal of book publication for a long time now, and today I’m happy to report that I’m one step closer—a big step for which I’m praising God. Credo Communications has offered to represent me, and Karen Neumair is now my literary agent. That’s right—I have an agent!

God is so faithful to reward our hard work and perseverance. After years of working to become a better writer and to develop a platform and online presence, God has helped me secure an agent who will be able to get my book proposal in the right hands—the hands of editors and publishers who will hopefully like what they see and decide to take a chance on this ordinary girl from Kansas. Most publishing houses will only review proposals that are submitted through an agent so you can see why I’m so excited about being offered representation by Karen and Credo.

So today my word of encouragement to those of you pursuing a dream or striving to attain a goal is to press on. Don’t give up. Keep taking one step after another—even tiny steps. Those little steps have a way of adding up and bringing us to the point of a being able to take a very big step. And remember, sometimes it’s little steps alone that bring us to the very brink of seeing our dreams or goals realized. I haven’t yet reached my goal so I will be pressing on right along with all of you.

Let’s thank God for being a God who rewards hard work and perseverance. A God who gives the strength and determination to press on. A God who rejoices with us as He blesses our efforts with wonderful results.

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9

*All glory and praise goes to God for giving me the strength to press on. What dream are you pursuing? What goal are you striving to attain?

*Photo by my husband Don


  1. “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” – Jesus

  2. Jennifer Dougan says

    Yay, Cheryl! I’m so excited for you, and encouraged too, as a fellow writer. Thanks to God. May this next stage of book proposals go smoothly too.

    For His glory, huh? :)

    Jennifer Dougan

    PS You look so lovely and pert at your desk photo there.

  3. Exciting! (And a great photo, too!)

  4. An agent? An agent!! Congratulations, Cheryl! That is huge!

    Great photo – great office space too!

  5. Cheryl that is amazing news!!!!!! I am thrilled for you with this next major step underway! You look so great sitting at your pretty desk :)

  6. Dear Cheryl – I am so happy to hear this wonderful news. You so deserve to find an agent. Your dedication and perseverance are truly paying off. Well done! I am doing a happy dance for you. Onward and upward you go on your journey towards publication.
    Best wishes,

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