Today’s Scripture is such a powerful Word that God has given and I know one thing for sure I can see myself here. As there have been times when I have grown weary, and even felt like giving up.
I can hear God saying through this Scripture, DON’T QUIT, DON’T GIVE UP!
Why did He tell us not to quit and give up? Because that’s exactly what the devil would want you to do! He tells us that because that’s a very real possibility!
It will happen when we, “loosen and relax our courage.” It will happen when we quit living by faith, and start living by what we are seeing with our natural eyes rather than our spiritual eyes.
It will happen when we take our eyes off of the Word of God and start listening to our feelings. It will happen when we take our eyes off of Jesus. (the author and finisher of our faith).
I’ve come to realize that if we are looking for reasons to give up and quit, there will be plenty to consider. The devil has a complete smorgasbord of reasons that he will bombard you with.
Let me give you 5 points to consider that will help you stay on track, and stay with it:
1. If you are tempted to quit, please know that Jesus Himself experienced the same thing. You are not the Lone Ranger!
“Jesus understands every weakness of ours, because he was tempted in every way that we are. But he did not sin!”
Hebrews 4:15 CEV
2. Recognize that it’s a faith fight and not a flesh fight.
“Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Matthew 26:41 NKJV
3. Stay focused on the Word of God and His instructions. Do exactly what He says.
“Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do. Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.”
Joshua 1:7-8 NLT
“But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God."
Matthew 4:4 NKJV
4. Pray in tongues, your prayer language, often.
“But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,”
Jude 1:20 NKJV
5. Remind yourself that what you are doing for God is a very big deal! It’s so very important to His plan, no matter what your role is.
“I want you to think about how all this makes you more significant, not less. A body isn’t just a single part blown up into something huge. It’s all the different-but-similar parts arranged and functioning together. If Foot said, “I’m not elegant like Hand, embellished with rings; I guess I don’t belong to this body,” would that make it so? If Ear said, “I’m not beautiful like Eye, limpid and expressive; I don’t deserve a place on the head,” would you want to remove it from the body? If the body was all eye, how could it hear? If all ear, how could it smell? As it is, we see that God has carefully placed each part of the body right where he wanted it.”
1 Corinthians 12:14-18 MSG