Do Not Quit Now!
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12
Are you thinking about quitting? Life's full of quitting points! But if you throw in the towel on your marriage, your family, your job or your dream, you may regret it for the rest of your life. Only by staying in the race can God strengthen you and make you a winner. F B Meyer says, 'You never test the resources of God until you attempt the impossible.' Quitting doesn't build character, endurance does. It develops something in you that nothing else can; that is why God says it is '...blessed.' It sustains courage, gives staying power to discipline and turns dreams into reality.
Nobody knew more about endurance than Jesus. He endured all the way to the cross; when they plucked the hair from His face, when the whip tore His flesh, when they nailed Him to a cross, when His friends forsook Him, when bystanders mocked Him, when hell rose up and cried, 'Quit!' But no! Listen: '...who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross… ' (Hebrews 12:2).
Remember, '...God… rewards those who earnestly [persistently] seek him' (Hebrews 11:6). The Bible says you will find Him '...when you seek...with all your heart' (Jeremiah 29:13). Those promises apply to you! Test them! Tell God, 'I'm going to keep going and trusting You for the strength to break through.' Chances are when you do you will find that your quitting point wasn't as solid as you thought. Instead of being made of concrete, it was made of paper!
Pastor Timm Griffin
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