Don’t Quit – Rise Up!


Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Philippians 1:6 says, “being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.”

Romans 8:31 says, “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”

Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.” -Napoleon Bonaparte

One of my all-time favorite quotes is this one by Napoleon Bonaparte. I really try to live believing this. I don’t believe in quitting or giving up…throwing in the towel or the “three strikes, you’re out” mentality. Maybe that is true in baseball but not life. Don’t take no for an answer , don’t quit on your dream, your family, your work or your life.

I have been at the point of exhaustion, burnt out and complete total frustration. Who hasn’t been at this point? All of us have come to the same fork in the road where we ask, “what will we do; will we give in, give up, let go, lay down and play dead or will we rise up, take that situation by the throat and say ‘no,’ I will not go out like this. I will not visualize the regret of failure, I will visualize the reward of success for staying in the game.

Pat Riley, NBA coaching legend says, “In every contest, there comes a moment that defines winning from losing. The true warrior understands and seizes that moment by giving an effort so intensive and so intuitive that it could only be called one from the heart.”

I am not saying your situation is easy and I am not saying that I understand exactly what you are going through but I will say to you, don’t quit! Hang in there and get fired up thinking about tomorrow and your future, all that God has for you. Get enthusiastic – God is not finished with you!

A.W. Tozier said, “God dwells in a state of perpetual enthusiasm. He is delighted with all that is good and lovingly concerned about all that is wrong. He pursues His labors always in a fullness of holy zeal. No wonder the Spirit came at Pentecost as a sound of a rushing mighty wind and sat in tongues of fire on every forehead. Whatever happened at Pentecost, one thing that cannot be missed by the most casual observer was the sudden up surging of moral enthusiasm. Those first disciples burned with a steady inward fire. They were enthusiastic to the point of complete abandon.”

Wow, did you get that? Don’t quit – rise up! I am praying and believing in you. You’re no fool, do the impossible!

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