How many times have you worked on a project and because of all the glitches, you wanted to quit and throw it out the window? (Those thoughts often occur in connection with computer issues!) My guess is that every one of us has had those thoughts at one time or another.
However, you probably forged ahead with your project and opted not to quit but to see it through. And, when it was all said and done, you were glad you didn’t quit—right?
Well, that’s how it is with the things of God. We need to stay in it for the long run—no matter what! As someone once said, you shouldn’t have an escape route. Don’t give yourself the option of quitting and hoping you did the right thing. Quitting is a disgrace and dishonors God.
When you’re praying about something specific, you need to have a “stick-to-it” attitude. It’s not a matter of how long it takes. If God has promised it in His Word, then you need to stand and having done all to keep standing. Remember, in one hour things can change!
God has already given us every promise to meet our needs and be successful on planet earth. If we aren’t, it’s our fault, not God’s. What more can He do since He gave us His all – Jesus, His Name, His Blood, the Holy Spirit and His gifts, the faith of Jesus, the Word of God, the angels to assist us, and more and more. We truly are blessings going somewhere to show forth His goodness!
That’s why it dishonors God when we quit because quitting says that we don’t believe that God is on our side and a very present help in time of need. Quitting overlooks the promises and tries to function without God.
Let’s be doers of the Word and believe that what God has promised, He indeed will deliver. That’s what faith is. And that’s how we please God!
Ephesians 6:10-14 (KJV) 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
Psalm 115:15 (KJV) 15 Ye are blessed of the LORD which made heaven and earth.
Psalm 46:1 (KJV) 1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
2 Corinthians 1:20 (KJV) 20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
Hebrews 11:6 (KJV) 6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.