Discouragement is another way for the thief to come in and steal our goods. Perhaps you awaken today and felt just as bad as you did yesterday. And in a moment of weary resignation and discouragement, you cried out and released fear from within your heart. “God is finished with me here; I give up.” Well, I feel the anointing of the Lord to speaking to you, telling you right now, don’t give up. You will not fail, and I have witnesses to prove it. Look at the lives of Moses, Joseph and David just to name a few. It’s time to restart your worship, reclaim your destiny! It’s time you pick up where you left off! There’s no shame in starting over again!
Psa. 34:18-19 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.
The above scriptures gives us assurance that God is ever so near to the brokenhearted, and saves those with a contrite or crushed spirit. Knowing that the Lord is with you in the battle should give you the strength to press your way. Don’t allow the enemy to whisper words like, “You can’t do it,” or “This will never work.” Think about some of your first attempts to ride a bicycle, to ice skate, or to play basketball. You didn’t stop until you could master each one of them. Think of the mistakes you’ve made along the way to where you are now. You overcame so much. So, why would you want to give up now? You must finish the work the Lord has given you to do.
Luke 9:62 And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
Are you fumbling, falling, stumbling, or missing the mark somewhere in your life at the moment? Are you ready to quit an assignment God gave you to do? You’d better not. God says, He’s not through with you. Who told you to quit? Worship Him!
Php. 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
Now, think back to the last time the Lord made a way for you, when you felt like giving up. Yes, take some time to reflect on it right now. Remember the joy. Remember how you said you would trust in the Lord. Think back to that time and hold onto your confession of faith. Never, ever forget that you are not in this thing alone. God is with you every step of the way, whether you “feel” Him or not. Don’t be fooled by your “feelings.” Be determined to stay right there with Him until He blesses you.
Gen 32:25-26 And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
I don’t know you about you, but I love to feel the joy of His presence. I feel like praising the Lord for all He has done and what He’s getting ready to do.
No matter what your day may look like, you’ve got something to be grateful for. As long as the Lord is with you, don’t ever stop dreaming, believing, climbing, overcoming, and getting up again. Yes, keep getting back up. The Lord will even cause your failures and fumbles to work out for your good.
Pro. 24:16 For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again:
Now, can’t you see that the Lord is not through with you. You can’t quit. It ain’t over until you have the victory! Let the redeemed of the Lord say so! Oh, let everything that has breath praise the Lord!
Psa. 107:2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;
Galatians 6:9 So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.