Have you ever wanted to walk away from everything and everyone? You were tired of feeling the way you felt. Have you ever wanted to turn and walk away from years of hard work? It seems as though no one really appreciates your dedication. Have you ever felt misunderstood or prejudged by society? No matter what you do or say, someone takes it the wrong way. Have you ever experienced discouragement because of a negative doctor’s report or financial statement? Just when you thought things were getting better, everything came unscrewed. Has your ministry ever endured lies and rumors? Have you been there? Are you there now?
Whatever You Do, Don’t Give Up! Life will often place you in a position of uncertainty. There will be people in your life who become jealous of you. Your ministry will experience lies and rumors from envious people. Your body will endure a time of weariness and despair. Giving up seems easy now. Walking away becomes tempting. The Bible declares in 2 Corinthians 12:9 – And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness… At your lowest point in life, God is still strong. When everything seems chaotic in your life, God is still in control. When others mock you, God is still faithful. Whatever You Do, Don’t Give Up! You must continue praising the Lord. When you feel like no one else believes, you cannot give in to their disbelief or negativity.
What are you currently faced with today? Has life placed a hurdle in your plans? Have you experienced betrayal and deceit? Do you feel alone? Whatever You Do, Don’t Give Up! The Bible declares in Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. You are able to overcome your current dilemmas. You can make it through. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. God has not forsaken you. Do not quit on the plans of God for your life (Jeremiah 29:11). You must learn to encourage (minister) yourself in the Lord (1 Samuel 30:6). You have to speak life to any dead situations in your life (Proverbs 18:21). The Bible declares in Ephesians 6:13-14 – Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, … Whatever You Do, Don’t Give Up!
Challenge for the Day: When quitting enters your mind, counter it with your praise.
Scripture Reading for the Day: 1 Thessalonians 5:18