Son, progress begins with taking the first step; success comes through perseverance and obedience.
You have taken the first step in progressing, now it's time to persevere and see this through. Don't take your foot off the gas; do not grow weary.
Galatians 6:9 NIV
 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Think about how I used Paul and the many trials I put him through.
2 Corinthians 12:12 NIV
 I persevered in demonstrating among you the marks of a true apostle, including signs, wonders and miracles.
1 Timothy 4:16 NIV
 Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.
Remember the words I spoke through James:
James 1:12 NIV
 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
James 5:11 NIV
 As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job's perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.
I am full of compassion and mercy.
I see your smile. I love seeing your smile in moments like these.
Do not give up. You are on purpose. I am using you in ways you see and in ways you are not aware of.
I love you and have your best interests at heart.