In this life failure and success is all around us. At times in our lives we will fail and then succeed. Have you ever had a time you didn’t give up on something and you achieved that goal and you were so happy?! Well I am sure you’ve also had a time where things weren’t going the way you wanted them to and everything felt like it was against you so you gave up and once you gave up you regretted it immediately. What we must remember is to never ever give up. To always press on and don’t quit.
(2 Chronicles 15:7)
“But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded”
There are times when life gets you down and problem after problem arises, do you quit or press on? I believe if its your dream or goal to get it and if you want it bad enough, you will not quit. However, if you listen to your feelings or other people you will end up quitting, so what do you do? Do you choose to follow your faith or fear?
Focus on God
Drive your attention to Christ. Focus on how far you have come. Remember that God has placed this desire in your heart for a reason and He will not give up on you, so do not give up on Him! “Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4).
What I have learned is if God has brought you to it, He will bring you through it. Isaiah 58:11 “The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail”. Therefore where God is guiding you to you just need to stop questioning everything and start trusting Him more deeply. The truth is we all face difficulties and trials, instead of being defeated and letting go of God, hold on to Him more tightly. Because these trials were placed in your life so that you can learn that apart from God you can do nothing, but with Him anything is possible.
Don’t Quit, Swallow your Courage
I will say it takes pure courage and humility to realize our need for God especially in this world today that tells you that you can do it on your own. However, when we do realize our need for Him that’s when God is able to do the impossible in our lives. “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33).
Today I am encouraging you to not give up. I know it might seem impossible, but fight the good fight of faith to which you were called! Do not let society, the enemy or your flesh win. You must realize that Jesus suffered way worse on the cross then you ever will. Jesus suffered and died for you so you did not have to suffer. Jesus died so His Holy Spirit can live inside of you. The power of Jesus that raised Him from the dead dwells within you and its up to you to live in the Spirit! God bless you all.