Ready to give up (11/7/2022)
Have you ever felt ready to give up? Let me give you a few reasons why you shouldn't.
When you choose to give up, you give up on your harvest. Was all the toiling you went through for nothing? The lonely nights? The moments of deep soul healing and crying out to God? Was it without cause? Remember, those seeds you sowed in tears will be reaped in joy. (Psalm 125:5-6) No sacrifice you make will ever go unnoticed. (Jeremiah 31:16)
It's greater than you...
This one can be hard to understand at times, but it's the truth. What God has placed on the inside of you, is not for you. It's to help advance His Kingdom here on Earth. At times your situations in life can make you appear or feel so small. Let this be a reminder today, that you are very important and needed. God's Kingdom depends on you keeping your hands on the plow. (Luke 9:62)
Your lineage matters...
Know that you carry future generations on the inside of you and what you decide to do now matters. If you give up, what happens to those generations after you? What spiritual warfare do they now have to encounter? I know it isn't fair that you have to carry these burdens, but God has chosen you. Which means you aren't doing this alone and He is strengthening you every step of the way. Because let's remember, He equips those whom He calls. (Hebrews 13:21)
“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.”
Galatians 6:9 NKJV
Prayer: Shift your atmosphere prayer
I have created a prayer specifically for times like this, to help SHIFT your atmosphere. If you are interested in dwelling in God's presence for five minutes, click here.
Reflection Question(s): We invite you to discuss below.
What circumstances are you facing right now that make you want to give up? After going to God in prayer, share with us some insight He has given you to help you continue standing.