“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance.” Romans 5:3, NLT
1. Don’t quit believing.
Be like the Centurion who asked Jesus to heal his servant. He told Jesus: Just say the word and my servant will be healed. Jesus’ response? “…Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee.”(Matthew 8:13, KJV)
2. Don’t quit praying.
“And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” (Matthew 21:22, KJV)
3. Don’t quit laughing.
Laugh like Sarah. Who would have thought this barren woman could have a child at 90 years old? God did. “The Lord came to help Sarah and did for her what he had promised. So she became pregnant, and at the exact time God had promised…Abraham was 100 years old when his son Isaac was born. Sarah said, “God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.” (Genesis 21:1-7, GW)
Get ready. God’s going to do something so ridiculous for you, it will be funny.
4. Don’t quit forgiving.
“If you forgive the failures of others, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.” (Matthew 6:14, GW)
5. Don’t quit loving.
“Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” Jesus replied, “The one that says, ‘Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only God. And you must love him with all your heart and soul and mind and strength.’ “The second is: ‘You must love others as much as yourself.’ No other commandments are greater than these.” (Mark 12:28-31, TLB)
6. Don’t quit giving.
“Give, and you will receive. A large quantity, pressed together, shaken down, and running over will be put into your pocket. The standards you use for others will be applied to you.” (Luke 6:38, GW)
7. Don’t quit trusting.
Maybe you can’t trust people. But, you can trust God. “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6, KJV))
8. Don’t quit growing.
“So get rid of every kind of evil, every kind of deception, hypocrisy, jealousy, and every kind of slander. Desire God’s pure word as newborn babies desire milk. Then you will grow in your salvation.” (1 Peter 2:1-2, TLB)
9. Don’t quit receiving.
God has many gifts for you. Learn to receive. Receive the truth (John 8:29-32). Receive help (Hebrews 4:16). Receive correction (Hebrews 12:7-9). Receive Christ (John 3:16-17). Receive the Holy Spirit (John 7:38-40).
10. Don’t quit trying.
“God is not unfair. He will not forget the work you did or the love you showed for him in the help you gave and are still giving to other Christians. Our great desire is that each of you keep up your eagerness to the end, so that the things you hope for will come true. We do not want you to become lazy, but to be like those who believe and are patient, and so receive what God has promised.” (Hebrews 6:10-12, GNT)
Today’s Life Key: Don’t quit–trying is the process of succeeding.