-staff meeting notes by Bheki compiled by S. Mahabeer.
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Eph. 6:9 ESV
When life throws us curveballs, our reaction might be to throw our hands up and surrender to failure. But this is the problem – too many of us give up too easily or too quickly.
We give up on something great that we could have achieved, hadn’t we quit, but persevered.
So, when challenges arise, let’s never give up, but let’s set our face like flint, let’s be relentless in our pursuit of our goals, let’s be persistent, let’s do those mundane but necessary things we have to do, even when we don’t feel like doing so, and let’s not yield to defeat.
This applies to every aspect of our lives, including when it comes to serving God. Our English language offers us a vast selection of words describing the mentality of “Never Giving Up” perfectly. Here are a few of the over hundred words which we hope will encourage you to do exactly that – to not quit:
- Be resilient – when life throws you a punch and knocks you down, get back up.
- Be tenacious – cling to your faith, hold on firm to hope.
- Be determined – keep your eyes on the goal.
- Be resolute – stand firm on your convictions, hold to your beliefs.
- Have a resolve – make a decision to not give up.
- Be purposeful – know why you do what you do.
So, when your life, your ministry, or your personal faith walk, doesn’t seem to be like a walk in a park, and you are tired and weary, and you can no longer see what the point of it all is, don’t give in and don’t give up.
Stand strong, be unwavering, be a fighter and no matter what happens, keep holding on, because at the end, there will be a reward.
Winston Churchill said it so well in one of his speeches: “never give in, never give in, never, never, never-in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy. “
Paul encourages Timothy to not give up, but to “Fight the good fight of faith.” Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 1 Tim. 6:12 ESV
This good fight of faith can’t be accomplished on our own, which is why we have the Holy Spirit. To walk the road Jesus walked upon, we need Him to renew our strength.
“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 ESV.