Ever felt like quitting? Giving up? On something? Or someone? On God’s calling for your life? Maybe on everything? On life altogether? Oh I can relate to ALL of this! I have experienced it all over the years! And, praise God, I have found the one right – and wonderful and beautiful – answer which I share with you now.
The Lord Jesus Christ, a forever relationship with Him, the Holy Spirit living inside His followers, the Bible, turning to God and His ways, refusing to give up no matter what on God’s will for our lives, and pressing on, continuing forward, enduring, persevering, moving ahead, in the love and strength of God for the glory of God!
I’ve had a relatively challenging life and have struggled to no end for as long as I can remember. I still struggle daily. I struggle more than I believe most people would imagine. For about two decades, I thought on and off about killing myself. I have been tempted to quit just about anything and everything you can imagine including my ministry. Before I became totally devoted to Jesus, as my Dad told me when I was a child, I was a quitter. But God has taught me to humble myself before Him, to seek His will and strength, and to carry on moment by moment for Him.
Is it always easy? Not in the least! Is it worthwhile despite how hard it can be? Absolutely! Why? Because I no longer live for me but live now for Jesus, and the intimacy I find in my forever relationship with the Lord and the beauty of knowing Him and His love for me and having the opportunity to express my love to Him, it’s worth every ounce of challenge in persevering. Not to mention I get the blessedness of getting to help others to find and follow the Lord and to encourage them to not quit either when it comes to following the Lord and His will for their lives.
The Lord in His amazing love for His followers, when we humble ourselves and put our trust in Him, and choose to obey Him, and live according to His ways and will for us not according to the world’s ways and our will for us, will give us ALL WE NEED to not give up and faithfully follow Him instead and to fulfill His blessed will for our lives!
Please friend, if you’re tempted to quit in any way, shape, or form, and it’s not the will of God, please cry out to the Lord instead, put your trust in Him, seek His love and strength, be totally devoted to Him, and in His strength for His glory press on!
Dear Father, with every ounce of my heart, I beg you to get this message to every single person who needs it. Whom you desire to read it. Then please God draw the readers to yourself, to your Word, to your ways, to your will, and give them the love, mercy, grace, and strength, the peace, hope, and joy to NOT quit but to faithfully follow you forth, oh Lord. Thank you for hearing my cry on behalf of all of these people, oh Lord, AMEN!
“O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people. Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works. Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD. Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face evermore.” Psalms 105:1-4 KJV