How many times have you heard the adage: When at first you don’t succeed, try, try again? Many times or at least some version of it. As Americans, by nature, we’re not quitters. But when it comes to the things of God, why is it that so many Christians are willing to quit when the slightest obstacle comes up? That’s what I’m going to address and hopefully, shed some light on the solution.
There’s only one sure way to never get you answer and that’s to quit before it manifests. What would have happened in the Garden of Gethsemane if Jesus would have quit? Oh, for the words NEVERTHELESS, not My will but Thine!!!
Matthew 26:39 (KJV) 39 And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
Jesus was faithful to fulfil the will of His Father and we must be faithful to do the same. He is our example, the Pattern Son. We follow Him and that means we do what He did.
Let’s look at a few more scriptures:
Galatians 6:9 (KJV) 9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Galatians 6:9 (AMP) 9 And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.
In the Greek, the word faint means to loosen out, to relax as in getting weary. It describes the person who gets so weary that he gives up right before the manifestation. What a sad place to be. What if, if one hour, things would have changed but he quit too soon.
Now, notice in Galatians 6:9 what the results are if we don’t faint and quit: we reap what we are believing to get. We get the manifestation only if we don’t quit.
Hebrews 12:3 (KJV) 3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
Notice where it is that you faint—in your mind. That’s why we are told to renew our minds to the Word of God, so that we don’t faint in the day of adversity.
Romans 12:2 (KJV) 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Ephesians 4:23 (KJV) 23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
The Word of God is so encouraging and it’s meant to be. That’s why we are to study and meditate is so that it gets down into our hearts. That way, when trials and tribulations come, what pops out of your heart will be the exact Word that you need to overcome.
God is still on His throne and He is ever faithful to us. We are winners going somewhere to be a blessing!
Isaiah 40:29,31 (KJV) 29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
For those who are committed to following the Lord, you can count on winning because He always causes us to triumph in Jesus. Why would you even think of quitting!
2 Corinthians 2:14 (KJV) 14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.
I’ll leave you with what David said in Psalm 27:13:
Psalm 27:13 (KJV) 13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.