A word from our Co-Founder, Leading Lady Mary Hall
Today, we are in the midst of a pandemic. We feel it’s not safe in the world’s environment. We protect ourselves from outsiders and even some family members.
We feel as if the world is closing in on us and we have to deal with racial injustices, violence and unrest. How do we respond to painful situations, rejection, loneliness, hurt and discouragement? Do you feel like giving up and throwing in the towel?
As a follower of Jesus Christ, giving up is not who we are. We have a right to expect the best from God, and He expects the best from us.
Paul states in his letter to Timothy, "I can’t impress this on you too strongly. God is looking over your shoulder. God himself is the judge, with the final say on everyone, living and dead. He is about to break into the open with his rule, so proclaim the message with intensity; Keep your watch. Don’t quit. People will turn their backs on truth and chase mirages. But you keep your eyes on what you’re doing; accept hard times along with the good; Keep the message alive!” ( II Timothy 4:1-8 )
Does what you are doing fit who you are as a follower of Christ? There is a solution. Don’t give up, don’t quit! You have to do fight the good fight of faith until Jesus comes.
What motivates you to keep on when everything says “quit”? Quitters never get anywhere with Christ.
Here’s what you need to keep going:
1) Know that God is with you! He says, "I will never leave you, nor forsake you!"
2) Know that God will give you the strength you need to get through. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. We have the Holy Spirit living inside of us.
3) Know that you are doing God’s will. Listen to what He says, when He says it, how he says it, and listen for directives on where to do it!
4) Then experience an overflow of the joy of the Lord!
There will be times when you are discouraged and upset. You may even feel as if your life and deeds do not make a difference. I can assure you that God sees it all.
"The race is not given to the swift, nor the strong but to he who endures until the end." (Ecc. 9:11)
Sometimes we quit right before the break is about to take place.