A selection from a letter by Rev. William Still to his congregation, Gilcomston South Church of Scotland, Aberdeen, January, 1960:
God has given us a supply of time, which we are to redeem because the days are evil. John tells us that Satan is ever raging more madly as he sees his time shortening, and many lazy and scatter-brained Christians begin to panic when they see their time is short. We ourselves must find out what God made us for, and then, under His control and not under our own ambition, go ahead and do it with all our might, pressing on, forging ahead, climbing steadily, nothing daunted… forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forward to those things which are before, and pressing towards the goal for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Point, direction, purpose, clear motive, definite aim, and a personality geared to God’s will are what we need.
The Letters of William Still, The Banner of Truth, 1984, p. 70.