“Don’t You Give Up!”
Do you have a situation in your life that you are tired of dealing with? Maybe it’s something in your mate or your marriage that makes you want to say, “I can’t take it any longer.” Perhaps you started the new year praying and fasting and now that we are almost half way through, you are about to give up. I just want to encourage you to hang in there, don’t give up!
God has great rewards for those who endure to the end. Many of us will miss our rewards because we give up. The enemy’s job is to steal, kill and destroy by any means necessary (John 10:10). When we give up on our spouses, marriages, or any good thing, the enemy is happy. God is happy and gets the glory when we endure.
Instead of giving up, I want to encourage you to intensify your prayer life. Whatever your challenge, find scriptures in the Bible that relate to your situation. There are scriptures for every area of life: finances, health, peace, joy, marriage, children, etc. Praying God’s Word is called praying promises. Rather than using your own words, pray the Word of God. It’s a sure way to get God’s attention. Write them down, put them in your phone, place them some where you can see them on a regular basis. Put your name, your spouses name or the name of the situation in the promise and began to pray. Be consistent. After you have made your request known, keep thanking God until the change is manifested.
God doesn’t get the glory when we decide to quit. My former pastor would often say, “A quitter never wins and a winner never quits.” Any body can give up but can you stay the course? Can you hang in there? (Yes You Can) You have to better equip yourself spiritually so that you can stay for the long haul. Refuel yourself by praying God’s promises, keeping a positive perspective and perseverance. In some cases you may have to partner with a person who will hold you accountable. What ever you do, “DON”T GIVE UP!”
Until next week,