When was the last time that you felt like quitting? Have you ever just decided that you had enough and were ready to just throw in the towel? I’ve been there. I’ve secretly considered running away (as an adult) and starting a new life on a private island somewhere. Then, I figured it would cause too much confusion. Especially if I ever decided to come back. I would then have to explain where I was and what I was thinking. That just seemed like too much to deal with so I opted to stay. LOL
Seriously though, life can get really tough. Life can make you want to quit. Many people do quit. Many people give up and allow life to just get the best of them. However, that will not be your story or mine. God desires for us to keep on going even when we feel like quitting. In fact, as His children, He expects for us to keep on going in spite of circumstances.
You may be wondering why you should keep going. Here are 3 reasons to keep going when you feel like quitting:
1. You will be Strengthened
Isaiah 41:10 (NLT) states don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. God has promised to strengthen and help you when you feel like quitting. He is faithful to keep His promises. Will you receive His strength today?
2. You will see it Work Together
Romans 8:28 (NLT) says and we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. You cannot quit because even your struggles will work together for your good and God’s glory.God is so strategic that He will take the problem that you are facing right now, and work it into His beautiful plan for your life.Will you wait to see it work together in your life?
3. Your Work will be Rewarded
1 Chronicles 15:7 (NLT) reads but as for you, be strong and courageous, for your work will be rewarded.” At some point, when you refuse to quit, your work will be rewarded. Just hang on in there because a day is coming when God will bless you for your perseverance. Will you wait to see your work rewarded?
I know that you are tired and you feel like quitting, but keep going. You are closer than you have ever been before. You are right on the edge of a massive breakthrough in your life. How sad would it be if you were just a moment away from relief and answered prayer and you decided to quit? I’m praying God’s strength over you today so keep going! Let Him heal your soul!
Your Sister in Christ,
Prayer: Heavenly Father, Thank you for your strength! We need it like never before. Help us to keep going knowing that it will all work together and we will be rewarded. In Jesus' Name, Amen.