Don’t Give Up
I think there are some of you out there that are just hanging on by a thread. You are oh so close to giving up. Don’t.
It might be that you have lived with an intolerable situation for so very long and you don’t think you can do it any longer. Maybe you have a dream that has never come to pass and you figure by now it isn’t going to so why not just forget it? Or you have prayed a prayer that has gone unanswered forever and you can hardly stand to pray it one more time. You wonder if God has simply said “no” and you can’t get it through your thick skull.
Who wants you to give up? That would not be God’s voice. God wants to encourage you to press forward and hang in there. Satan, on the other hand, wants you to spiral down into a pool of failure and quitting. Once he has gotten you to stop trying, stop dreaming, stop praying – he has won his battle for your mind. He wants to keep you from your destiny in God.
The apostle Paul felt just what you now feel and this is what he said; “Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me.” (Philippians 3:13-14) The individual thing that has you ready to give up is not the prize. God is using adversity and long term struggles to give you something better than you even hope for.
Stay with it. Call upon God’s grace and wisdom. Lean on him even more than you already have. Press into him for a fresh ability to move forward once again. Write me if you need special prayer support. Whatever you do, DON’T GIVE UP.