One phrase we should refuse to allow when endeavoring in our Christian walk is, “I Quit”. With all the pressures and times of discouragement we can easily feel defeated. The devil will tempt us with discouraging thoughts and ask us why we don’t just give up. We were never promised it would be easy we were promised He would never leave us or forsake us. “Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” We have to remain focused on Christ and realize we couldn’t make it on our own but He will give us the strength to make it through, “Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” People will say or do things that hurt us, we may scrutinize our own faults or agonize over our past or present failures, and we can even be feeling unworthy of carrying out the purpose and will God has for our life believing someone else is better for the task. This is all part of the devil’s plan to give you “proof” that you should just give up. Don’t listen to the devil, remember how valuable you are, “Matthew 10:31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.” If God takes care of sparrows and is concerned for their lives, we need to realize how much more care He will take of us, His children. Realize that Christ would have never died for you if you weren’t important to God. Ignore the devil and the people or situations he uses to form his lies and discouragement, “James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” Take it all to God and realize He has already decided to use you. Don’t let the devil defeat you! Focus on God and don’t allow yourself to be discouraged to the point of saying “I Quit”, instead resolve to forbid the statement or thought.
I'm a wife of 20 years to a husband that consistently chooses to love me despite my flaws and a mother of 3 wonderful, loving and giving children. I have 6 babies waiting for me up in Heaven. I'm imperfect, often broken and learning; you will see many aspects of what makes me the person I am throughout this blog. You will find no condemnation from me. I have my fair share of problems and battles, I win some and lose some but by God's grace I'm continuing in the good fight. I'm attempting to live life authentically and I enjoy the many blessings God has given both in happiness and pain. I don't have any formal education in Biblical Studies and I don't claim to be an expert. I'm just sharing experiences and lessons I am learning or trying to learn as I go through life.