Pressing On

I think there are some of us out here that are just hanging on by a thread.  Oh so close to giving up.  Don’t.

It might be that you have lived with a situation for what seems like eternity and you don’t think you can do it any longer. Maybe you have a dream that hasn’t come to pass and you figure by now it isn’t going to happen…so why not just forget it? Or you have prayed a prayer that has gone unanswered for what seems like forever and you can hardly stand to pray it one more time. You question if God is saying simply  “NO”, “NOT YET”, or “YES”.  You’re totally confused.

Give up? That would not be God’s voice. God wants to encourage us to press forward and hang in there. Satan, on the other hand, wants us to spiral down into a pool of failure and quit. Once he has gotten us to stop trying, stop dreaming, stop praying – he has won his battle over our mind. He wants to keep us from our destiny in God.

The apostle Paul felt the same way we feel at times and this is what he said; “Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me.” (Philippians 3:13-14)  You know what….God has been known to use adversity and long term struggles to give us something better than we could ever even hope for.

Stay with it. Call upon God’s grace and wisdom. Lean on Him even more than you already have. Press into him for a fresh ability to move forward once again.  A good cup of tea among friends always works for me. I’m pretty sure there is someone willing to JUST listen.  But whatever you do, DON’T YOU GIVE UP.

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