by Yvette van Niekerk
Don’t give up!
Why is it when someone can’t get their way, they give up? I believe I am someone that cannot give up. I push until I get the results I want. In pushing, I threaten and make you know I am unhappy until I see the results or something showing you are trying. Is there something wrong with me? Why can’t I just let it go?
I am so determined to get things done and feel let down when people disappoint my expectations. Do you think I am setting myself up every time for a fall? I can’t quit.
Facing tough times is never easy for me. I feel I’m either being stretched or in the fire.
2 Corinthians 4:15-18 The Message
13-15 We’re not keeping this quiet, not on your life. Just like the psalmist who wrote, “I believed it, so I said it,” we say what we believe. And what we believe is that the One who raised up the Master Jesus will just as certainly raise us up with you, alive. Every detail works to your advantage and to God’s glory: more and more grace, more and more people, more and more praise!
16-18 So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever.
So many people remind me that “God is more interested in what you’re becoming than what’s happening to you.”
Lord, God, I’ll serve You even when life stinks.
Lord, please help me not to get tired of doing what is good. I believe that at just the right time I will reap a harvest of blessings if I just don’t give up. Help me please Father God. in the name of Jesus Christ Amen.