I met with 2 pastors today. I talked to 3 more on the phone. Some are facing difficult and faith challenging circumstances. Some are facing the powers of darkness creeping over them for the purpose of discouragement so they will give up. Some have not seen the dreams of their heart come to pass, yet with all of them, they will not quit. They are determined to be faithful, to depend on God, to move forward, to not look back, and to depend on Christ more than ever. What awesome faith. I was so inspired after talking with each one of these spiritual leaders.
I was thinking of all the things worth fighting for and not quitting…
- our children
- our churches
- our marriages
- our salvation
- our purity
- our priorities
There are some things, that require attention, work, prayer, and a tenacity to never give up. We must approach the things that are challenging with faith and an attitude of perseverance. Romans 8 says…
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
So, pastor, Christian, husband, wife, student…never give up. Quitting is not an option. God is with you.
The Holy Bible : New International Version
. 1996, c1984 (electronic ed.) (Ro 8:37-39). Grand Rapids: Zondervan.