RSS Feed

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Why We Don’t Give Up

In Galatians 6:9 it says, “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessings if we don’t give up.” (NLT)

To be a righteous man of God, I need to learn how to be resilient. That means when I stumble, I get back up.

A lot of factors beyond my control can cause me to fail. But if I get back up, who knows what positive things might happen?

History is filled with stories of people who failed again and again, but they did not give up until they succeeded.

General George Washington lost two-thirds of all the battles he fought against the British in the American Revolution. He kept retreating because he didn’t have the manpower to take on the British army. But he didn’t give up! He eventually won the war, became the first president of the United States, and is considered the father of the country.

Napoleon dominated continental Europe as Emperor of France. But earlier in his life he graduated 42nd in a class of 43. He wasn’t the smartest student, but he is regarded as a military genius, and his methods are still studied in many schools.

Albert Einstein, one of the greatest scientists of all time, didn’t say a single word until he was almost five years old. He did so poorly in school that, at age 16, he failed to pass the entrance exam for the Swiss Polytechnic School. Still, he went on to reinvent science and math.

Babe Ruth, one of the best baseball players ever, hit 714 home runs in his career, a record that stood for almost 40 years. But he also struck out 1,330 times. For years, Ruth held the records both for most home runs and for the most strikeouts.

While these men are not examples of godly living, they accomplished much in the eyes of the world because they didn’t give up. Imagine what God can do with me, if I can keep moving forward and working for whatever God has called me to.

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” (Galatians 6:9 NLT).

I need to keep going, and not let my failure be final, otherwise I’ll never know what God can do through me!

Also, it is discouraging to continue to do right and receive no word of thanks or see no tangible results. But Paul challenged the Galatians and myself to keep on doing good and to trust God for the results. In due time, We will reap a harvest of blessings

Today, I will consider what big goal I have been afraid to pursue because I thought I would fail.