These days, traveling across the country, or across the world, isn’t a monumental feat (unless you count the cost of airfare :::wink::) – and I imagine at least some of you are planning on flying somewhere for Christmas.

If so – or even if not – today might be a good day to be thankful for a couple people who made it possible.

On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright had that first successful powered flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Yup – 109 years ago today.

Did you know that:

  • Neither of them graduated from high school?
  • They started working on a flying machine for four years before they succeeded?
  • That first flight only lasted twelve seconds at less than seven miles per hour?
  • They got almost no recognition for that flight until much later?

Kind of sounds like writing sometimes, doesn’t it?

Do you feel underqualified for what you’re doing?

Have you been working at your craft for years?

Have your successes been short-lived and without recognition?

Take heart – if God is in it, perseverance will lead you where He wants you to go, if you but follow. Don’t allow your qualifications, lack of recognition, or long waits dissuade you. If it is His will, it will happen.

Just be sure you’re on the right (or is it Wright? or maybe Write?) path.

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