Don’t Give Up. Don’t Stop. Don’t Quit.

I love Max Lucado…and Beth Moore…  Frank Damazio and Joyce Meyer…  And, and, and…  The list goes on. It is amazing to me the amount of wisdom God has given to people such as these and to many others. Wisdom does not just come naturally to mankind. It truly is a gift only God can give… and He gives to those who ask.

I have wrestled with doubt in my thoughts for the last few weeks.  I was not sure whether I should pick up the phone and make the call to an estranged relative or wait for an unknown time that would demand communication between her and myself.  Thankfully, doubt has subsided. After reading today’s devotional in Grace for the Moment by Max Lucado, it is clear that I must make an attempt to open the lines of communication again.

Don’t Miss God’s Answer

Is anything too hard for the LORD?  No!

Genesis 18:14

The God of surprises strikes again…. God does that for the faithful.  Just when the womb gets too old for babies, Sarai gets pregnant.  Just when the failure is too great for grace, David is pardoned….

The lesson?  Three words.  Don’t give up….

Is the road long?  Don’t stop.

Is the night black?  Don’t quit.

God is watching.  For all you know right at this moment…the check may be in the mail.

The apology may be in the making.

The job contract may be on the desk.

Don’t quit.  For if you do, you may miss the answer to your prayers.

He Still Moves Stones by Max Lucado

It is the beginning of a new year and tradition calls for a list of New Year’s resolutions.  I chose not to make new resolutions this year; instead, I want to keep working on the ones I have made in the past.  Inspired by Max Lucado and with God’s help, my personal motto this year is “DON’T GIVE UP.”

Don’t give up on exercise…

Don’t give up on writing…

Don’t give up on the pursuit of peace…

Don’t give up on God…

And don’t give up on family…even if they think they want to give up on you.


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