Lately, I have felt worn down, due to the struggles of my health and the ministry. In fact, I have had moments when I sit and wonder what in the world is happening to me; as I’m sure you feel that way at times too.
You know…it’s so easy to want to give up; but stop and ask yourself…what really does come out of giving up? Through a rough and difficult past, I have truly come to see that wanting to give up only prolongs what we go through. In fact…giving up only brings our lives to a sudden halt...where the only choice we have left; is to sit and wallow in self-despair…and I don’t know about you; but I don’t need to have it any rougher than what I have it at times.
This morning, as I was looking through some verses in my Bible; God led me to a verse in Hebrews 10:36…and we read… “You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.”
It seems like the moments that tend to drag us through life, can attempt to convince us that there will be no good ending to the story that we’re living at the moment; but do you know what…I have come to see that Satan only makes these moments seem worse because God is about to bless us. In other words…Satan’s aim is to keep us distant from God…and how does he do that; by allowing us to see the worst of life, rather than what may be around the corner.
The encouragement that I would like to give you today; is to not throw away what God is about to give you, by giving up. Think back to other difficult times in your life and focus on how God brought you through those times and then you will be reminded as to how there is something awaiting you…something that can bring about something better in your life, just as it once did in previous times.
One thing I know…when we focus on how bad life seems to be; then that is when Satan adds to those thoughts…and before we realize it; we have been dragged into a pit of despair, which can make us definitely want to give up.
Instead of giving up…stick with it and continue to pursue God’s plan for the moment; so you will truly come to experience the promised completion of His plan for your life. Remember one thing…if you give up now…you will never know what could have been.
Have a very blessed day!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
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