There are certain times in life that we lose the zeal of being persistent
because of difficult situations that arise. We need to remember that in
times of struggle, we will only be successful when we persist and get it
in our mind that we are not going to give up. The Bible declares in
Ephesians 6:13-14, "…and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore." When
a problem is too difficult for us to overcome; that is when we stand strong
and see God supernaturally intervene and turn that situation around in our
favor. I encourage you to stand strong in times of adversity and never
allow yourself to give up. (1 Peter 1:13) (1 Corinthians 15:58)
This is a good story that was both humorous and inspirational. It shows
what a little motivation can do. I think this story will put a grin on
your face, but I hope more so that it will challenge you to be persistent
when difficult times come your way. Never give up, but rather keep trying
and when you do, God promises that you will reach your goal.
ALL IT TAKES IS A LITTLE MOTIVATION
I love the story the late Dr. Ken McFarland delighted in telling. It seems
a gentleman worked on the 4:00 p.m. to midnight shift, and he always walked
home after work. One night the moon was shining so bright he decided to
take a short cut through the cemetery, which would save him roughly a half-
mile walk. There were no incidents involved, so he repeated the process
on a regular basis, always following the same path.
One night as he was walking his route through the cemetery, he did not
realize that during the day a grave had been dug in the very center of his
path. He stepped right into the grave and immediately started desperately
trying to get out. His best efforts failed him, and after a few minutes,
he decided to relax and wait until morning when someone would help him out.
He sat down in the corner and was half asleep when a drunk stumbled into
the grave. His arrival roused the shift worker since the drunk was
desperately trying to climb out, clawing frantically at the sides. The
shift worker reached out his hand, and touched the drunk on the leg, and
said, "Friend, you can't get out of here..." --- but he did!
He just needed a little motivation.
By Zig Ziglar
In times of adversity, we are not to give in to the problem, but rather we
are to aggressively come fourth reaching for nothing less than absolute
victory. There's a saying that says, "If at first you don't succeed, try,
try again. We may not be successful in our first attempt, but we need to
stand strong and get it in our mind that we will not give up no matter
what. God promises that being persistent and diligent in times of struggle
will bring forth the desired result of success.
(John 8:31-32) (Romans 2:7-11) (Joshua 1:8-9)
I encourage you to not allow the enemy to keep you down. Some of us may be
like the first man in the pit who tried to jump out of the hole a couple
of times, and because he didn't reach his goal right away, he gave up.
Instead, we are to be like the second man in the pit who tried to get out
of the hole and was successful because he received the right motivation.
Let the Lord Jesus Christ be your motivation when times of struggle arise.
He is on our side rooting us on because He knows that we have it in us to
overcome any problem that may come our way. God has instilled in each of
us a strength that is beyond our comprehension. Never think of yourself as
a weakling. The Lord has vouched for you and says with Him on your side,
You are a Mighty Child of God. Take God at His word and never give up.
(John 15:4-8) (2 Corinthians 12:9-10) (Philippians 4:13) (Romans 8:31-39)
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Matthew 7:7-8 Jesus declares "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye
shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that
asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it
shall be opened."
Psalm 37:23-26 "The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and He
delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down:
for the LORD upholdeth him with His hand. I have been young, and now am
old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging
bread. He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed."
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."
Proverbs 4:20-27 "My son, attend to My words; incline thine ear unto My
sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of
thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to
all their flesh. Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the
issues of life. Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put
far from thee. Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look
straight before thee. Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be
established. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot
All scriptures can be found in the King James Version.
Today's Selected Poem: HE IS WITH ME
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Today's Selected Testimony: I'M AN OVERCOMER
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony76.htm
In Christ's Service,
Gods Work Ministry