Don't Quit!

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I've got my eye on the goal... I'm not turning back
Philippians 3:13

Get your eyes out of the rear view mirror, and start looking ahead. Celebrate the fact that you've survived! The devil tried to destroy you, but the good news is that he failed! In spite of all you've been through, you're a walking, talking, breathing "miracle of grace." Right? God must have kept you around for some reason, so try to find it! Look at David after his encounter with Bathsheba and Peter after he denied Jesus. They're the same men, just recycled and restored by grace! That's what God can do! Your last chapter has not been written yet. Refuse to accept the verdict of those who say you'll never amount to anything. Get up! Stand on God's promises, take off your grave clothes and dare to live again!

Paul says, "Let's keep focused on that goal, those of us who want everything God has for us" (Philippians 3:14). You may say, "But it's so hard." Sure it is - for all of us. But you'll never discover your potential for victory until you get into a battle. It's in your struggles that you discover your strengths and learn to deal with your weaknesses. The greatest tragedy of all is not failing - it's quitting!

Used with permission from UCB Word for Today. Free issues are available here for the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Comments

photowannabe said…
I'm so glad that I am "recycled and restored".
Great reading today Michael.
Thanks.
Lynda said…
Wow was that reading for me or what!!Amazing. I SO needed to read that today at this time.

Thanks.
deena said…
Many times I dived headlong into the pit.He got me out -washed ,cleansed and purified me.Dear Lord help me not to be a quitter but face the challenges that face me for You are always with me hemming me from all sides.
Steve said…
Thanks again for this.....