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1093rd -- Not Yet Quitting Time


It is important that we always have the right attitude, mindset and outlook
on life no matter the difficulties that come our way. We must have a never
give up attitude and believe that when we persevere through the trials, 
challenges and detours of life, we will be rewarded for being persistent 
and unwavering. There are many people who are quick to give up because 
they don't believe that good will come their way again and instead of 
digging their heels in with unwavering determination and resolve, they 
instead let go of all hope and become resigned to defeat. That is the 
exact opposite of how God wishes for us to act. We must believe that we 
are meant for greatness. Our confidence must never waver, falter or 
fail. We must believe, trust and have an unwavering faith that we will 
overcome, triumph and be victorious over every obstacle, over every 
difficulty, over every trial and challenge that dares to come our way. We 
must have the mindset of victors and not of victims.

Having confidence in the Lord and trust that He will work all things out 
for our good is how we can expect victory in every circumstance. That is 
how David defeated Goliath. This is a story that I love. When David saw 
the giant Goliath taunting, mocking and ridiculing the people of Israel, 
David took it as a challenge against Almighty God. David believed that he 
could defeat Goliath despite his young age and inexperience. He believed 
that God would be with him and that victory was surely ahead. We see 
David's confidence in the Lord in the way he answered Goliath in 1 Samuel 
17:45-47 “Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a 
sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name 
of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast 
defied. This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will 
smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of 
the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the 
wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God 
in Israel. And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with 
sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord's, and He will give you into 
our hands.” Because David trusted the Lord, he did defeat Goliath and 
received great rewards for his courage and confidence that God would give 
him the victory.

I encourage you to have that same unwavering confidence and trust to never 
give in, never give up and never waver in the task that is so evident in 
your heart. Times may get tough, you may get discouraged, you may feel 
like the battle has been lost, but stay strong, keep your trust in the 
Lord and have an unwavering faith knowing that if you stand strong, dig 
your heels in and don't give up, then you will overcome, you will triumph 
and you will be victorious. The Lord who sees the end of the road that we 
are still traveling on has already promised us the victory. Our job is to 
stay in faith while we are still on the road towards victory. Let this 
message be a gentle reminder to never give up and never give in. Stand 
strong, stand confident and stand assured that all will be well in the end.

I hope this message inspires and challenges to never give up on the dreams 
that are in your heart.


Newspapers once reported about a young Taiwanese man who wrote 700 love 
letters to his girlfriend over two years. That's a letter almost every 
day. And I'm not talking about e-mail. Seven hundred hand-written letters 
that included folding, licking, stamping, addressing and sending. Seven 
hundred letters that proclaimed his feelings toward her. Many that even 
tried to persuade her to accept his marriage proposal.

Two years of correspondence finally got results. She announced her 
engagement...to the postal worker who delivered all those letters. Of 
course, it makes sense. She saw him every day. Maybe it was lucky for the 
mail carrier that her boyfriend didn't give up too soon.

There may be a time to give up, and her boyfriend might have missed some 
good opportunities to step out of his apparently one-sided relationship. 
Sometimes it just makes sense to quit trying and move on to something 
else. Anyone who has been in a destructive relationship or a high-stress 
job that has taken a personal toll knows what I am talking about.

But there are also times when we need to persist – to keep trying. My 
experience tells me that quitting too soon is the greater problem. And the 
reason is simple: it's usually easier to give something up than to stay 
with it.

My kids often wanted to give up music lessons. I encouraged them not to 
quit too early. "Stay with the lessons," I told them. They did, and were 
later glad of it. I have spoken with many adults who said to me, “I used 
to take music lessons when I was a child. I regret the fact that I quit 
too soon. I wish I knew how to play the piano today.” I have never talked
with an adult who said, “I took music lessons when I was a child. I regret 
the fact that I didn't quit sooner.”

Of course, it's not about music lessons...it's about knowing, when things 
are rough, whether to keep going or to throw it in. How many books were 
never written because someone quit too soon? How many relationships died 
prematurely and how many dreams never bore fruit because someone gave them up?

There are good times to leave a job, to move on to a new relationship or 
to quit pounding on the same old nail that just won't budge. But too 
often, I've given in to the temptation to quit too early. I didn't stick 
around long enough to see what might happen if I persevered just a bit longer.

I don't think that Albert Einstein had the problem of quitting too early. 
“It's not that I'm so smart,” he famously said, “it's just that I stay 
with problems longer.” He understood the value of not giving up too soon – 
and that alone shows how smart he really was.

I'll never begin to understand the physics of the universe like Dr. 
Einstein, but it doesn't take a genius to know when it's not yet time to 
quit. Success is often just the result of staying with problems a little 
longer. And even I can do that.

By Steve Goodier

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Isaiah 49:13-16 “Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth 
into singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted His people, and 
will have mercy upon His afflicted. But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken 
me, and my Lord hath forgotten me. Can a woman forget her sucking child, 
that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may 
forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the 
palms of My hands; thy walls are continually before Me.”

Hebrews 6:13-15 “For when God made promise to Abraham, because He could 
swear by no greater, He sware by himself, Saying, Surely blessing I will 
bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. And so, after he had 
patiently endured, he obtained the promise.”

Psalm 145:14-19 “The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all 
those that be bowed down. The eyes of all wait upon Thee; and Thou givest 
them their meat in due season. Thou openest Thine hand, and satisfiest the 
desire of every living thing. The LORD is righteous in all His ways, and 
holy in all His works. The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon Him, 
to all that call upon Him in truth. He will fulfil the desire of them that 
fear Him: He also will hear their cry, and will save them.”

Psalm 138:6-8 “Though the LORD be high, yet hath He respect unto the 
lowly: but the proud He knoweth afar off. Though I walk in the midst of 
trouble, Thou wilt revive me: Thou shalt stretch forth Thine hand against 
the wrath of mine enemies, and Thy right hand shall save me. The LORD will 
perfect that which concerneth me: Thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: 
forsake not the works of Thine own hands.”

Psalm 33:20-22 “Our soul waiteth for the LORD: He is our help and our 
shield. For our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His 
Holy Name. Let Thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in Thee.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today's Selected Poem: HARD TIMES
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem69.htm

Today's Selected Testimony: HE HAS A PURPOSE FOR US
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony153.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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