The Greeks had a race in their Olympic games that was unique. The winner was not the runner who finished first — it was the runner who finished with his torch still lit. I want to run all the way with the flame of my torch still lit for the Lord. What a great thought for Christians!
How many visits does it take to finally get that opportunity to convert a soul to Christ? How many calls does it take to get to make that visit? While it is always true that the only place you will ever find a lost article is in the last place you look, you will never find it at all if you stop the first time and in the first place you look. Jesus said, “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost until he finds it?” (Luke 15:4). Souls are almost never won with one phone call or with one visit. Pray for wisdom and strength (James 1:5), but most of all, keep at it!