In over thirty years of ministry, I’ve noticed the most effective people have been the ones who persevered over time. Come what may, they chipped away at something and found a way through. They never gave up.
Of course there would have been times of trial, ill-health, zero finance, discord and even disagreement, yet they still found a way to carry on.
Giving up is a permanent solution to a temporary problem! Once you give up, the pursuit of the vision God has given you stops. If you feel like giving up, pause, take a day or too off, regroup, get some encouraging input and start again! 1 John 5:4 says ‘For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.’ (NKJV) Whatever you face, don’t quit hastily, find a way, your faith will see you through.
Giving up is a permanent solution to a temporary problem!
Help me Lord to find a way through, that I might glorify you in time. Amen.
Seeking fresh advice from someone older and more experienced can often bring insights to a way forward.
(NKJV) Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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