Don't Give Up!

But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.”
— 2 Chro. 15:7

Look at how far you've come. You could have been dead right now but God has kept you alive! Sometimes, in the busyness of life, we can forget the bigger picture. You were designed to make impact. You were created to live a life more in abundant. You were  formed so that you could reflect the image of God. The work of your hands is the sacrifice you’ll present to God. Your obedience to God’s will and Word determines the eternal destination of a multitude of people. Re-read that last sentence twice over. If you give up now, people will go to hell! The YOU that’s alive and creating impact in this world is way better than a YOU that’s dead and in heaven. This world is better off because you are here.

Don’t allow yourself to be discouraged because things aren't happening as quickly as you want them to. Don't be tempted to throw in the towel and give up. I’ll repeat what God said in Isaiah 41:10, ”So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” You have the hand of God upholding you. When things seem like they're getting worse, rest easy. KNOW that your future is guaranteed. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” That word ‘future’ there means an “expected end”. God has given you an expected end! Do you see it? 

Whenever you feel discouraged, think about your expected  end. See yourself with that baby. Picture yourself with your spouse. Imagine yourself with all of your grand babies —strong and healthy in your old age. Think of all the ways you’ll bless people when your bank account reaches 1 millions dollars. Meditate on all the souls you’ll bring to heaven just because of your influence. Dream away the discouragement! 

Galatians 6:9 says, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Your harvest is due. Refuse to give up and quit. Deny the devil the power to intercept your thoughts. Speak out the Word of God louder than ever before! Prepare yourself for the greatest season of blessing you’ve ever had. In Jesus’ name!