The Scriptural statements which relate to overcoming imply that something which is hindering activity and impeding progress must be removed. In mortal experience it is expected that hindrances will occur, and that the overcoming of them develops strength by arousing energy and determination of purpose; so we are wont to regard laborious study as useful and necessary in gaining knowledge of all kinds, even toilsome drudgery in acquiring a knowledge of art; but often this strenuous driving overpowers the mental faculties, and the man breaks down physically and must give up his cherished ambition.
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