Stay the Course

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Hey guys! 

One of my favorite movies is The Patriot — you know, the one with Mel Gibson. It is about a man named Benjamin and his family’s journey through the American Revolution. 

Well, one of my all time favorite lines from the movie is when Ben’s son tells him to “Stay the Course”. I think this is very good spiritual advice. 

There have been many times I have had to remind myself of this. 

One of my biggest issues is focus and staying on track. It unfortunately spills over into my walk with the Lord. 

Several weeks ago, I was really struggling to remember to spend time at the Lord’s feet. I was really having a hard time focusing on God and I paid the price. I could see a difference in myself that I didn’t like. Other people noticed it as well. 

Now I have a routine that I try to stick to. I’m not perfect, but I’m better than I was. 

You have to stay the course! Keep that focus! If you don’t, you will backslide. 

Don’t quit. Keep moving forward, not just for yourself but because the people whose lives you will impact need you to! 

Remember God loves you and so do I! And don’t forget to go and like my Facebook page “Overcoming Autism Hannah’s Story”!


Hannah Benson — known for her big heart, her kindness, and her eagerness to serve — is the author of the Overcoming Autism blog.

Hannah was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 14, and now uses this media platform as a way to reach out to those living with Autism and other handicaps. Hannah shares tips and coping skills for those with Autism and for family and friends of those who have been diagnosed; she also relates her life to stories in the Bible and chronicles the lessons she’s learned along her journey.

Hannah Benson can be found on Instagram @hannah_benson94 or on Facebook on the Overcoming Autism Hannah’s Story.

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