This has been a tough week. It hasn’t been so bad for me personally, but life had gotten out of hand for a handful of people. It seemed that their “can do” couldn’t “do,” and their “will to do” simply wasn’t “willing to do.”
Each of them had faced a daunting circumstance that had rained on their parade. Because of this, they were drained physically, a wreck emotionally, and they were anemic spiritually.
When life gets you down and you’re ready to throw in towel, don’t quit. Try to reframe your circumstances and get a fresh perspective:
- Tap into your pool of resources. Call a friend, a family member, or your pastor, and share your heart with them.
- Grab your Bible and read the Psalms. Learn from David and the many trials he faced.
- Take control of your thoughts. Don’t let the Grinch of negativity determine your course in life. Since you can’t think two thoughts at the same time, replace the negative with a positive.
Before you quit, remember you’re more than adequate in Jesus Christ:
- Embrace the “CAN DO” promise of Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
- Remember THE Author has AUTHORIZED you, QUALIFIED you, and He is ALWAYS with you. Jesus said: “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age (Matthew 28:18-20).”
- Grasp the fact that you have the POWER to PERFORM: Jesus said: “You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me (Acts 1:8).”
Before you quit, remember that the CHOOSER has CHOSEN you: You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit ~John 15:16