Friday, 22 June 2012

Don't give up!

Getting ready the other morning, Christian TV on in the background, I heard the pastor of the moment speak about 'not giving up'.  My ears perked up and tuned in...

I SO want to give up.  I am tired!  I am drained!  I am at the end of myself! (in my humble opinion).  Obviously God thinks (knows) I can cope with this and more!  Well, truly, with HIM, I can!  My feelings are just kicking and screaming and objecting to the situations I find myself in!

Having said all that, I believe God caused me to hear this to encourage me.  "Tracy, don't give up!  I am with you.  I am your strength, lean on Me, let Me fight for you, you are Mine."

Isn't it amazing when you have a "moment" between drying your hair and brushing your teeth where God drops something into your spirit that uplifts, encourages, strengthens you.... so you can take the next step, turn the next corner, inhale the next breath?!  God's love is amazing....

My encouragement to you is "Don't give up".  All is not as it seems.  Your growth comes from pushing through!  When you give up you can regress in your walk!  Focus on God's truth.

Rom 5 v 3-4:  ...we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; (4) and perseverance, character;  and character, hope.

In Tim 3 v 10+11 Paul lists all he has been through and ends with..."and out of them all the Lord delivered me."

Yes, the Lord will deliver us out of all out circumstances.  So long as we don't give up!


God bless friends
Tracy

26 comments:

  1. You are one of the strongest, faithful, and loving people I know Tracy, and even though you may be weary in your walk I know you won't give up! He will refresh and restore you and give you strength because you have so much more to give!

    "But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."

    Blessings and prayers to you my friend; we can never give up! :)
    Denise

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    1. Hi Denise - thank you very much my friend. The feeling is mutual
      God bless
      Tracy

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  2. What an encouraging post! I certainly have had my days where glorying in my tribulation seemed ludicrous. But God's Word is always true and when I'm faithful, He's faithful. I'm with Paul--God delivers me from them all.

    Blessings on your day, Tracy.
    Pamela

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    1. Hi Pamela - yes, Paul is certainly a great example to follow
      God bless
      Tracy

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  3. Dear friend, I needed this today. I love those moments when I know God is speaking directly to me. I've had them, but not lately, and I miss them.

    Your faith and perseverance are such an encouragement to me! Thank you.

    In Christ,
    Laura

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    1. Hi Laura - I'm so glad that this space was a place where God has spoken to you. Praying for you
      God bless
      Tracy

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  4. Yes! It is exactly when we are at the end of our rope that God's grace can freely flood into our lives. When we can't, God can. One step at a time. Thanks for the encouragement, Tracy. Bountiful Blessings!

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    1. Hi Mari-Anna - Thank you too for your encouragement. God bless
      Tracy

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  5. I don't want to give up, I just want to run away - a little.

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    1. Hi Stefanie - i so hear you. At least the running helps with the fitness :)
      God bless
      Tracy

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  6. Tracy~ I needed to hear this today more than you know!! Thank you for such a great reminder!!! I too have felt the need to just quit lately. However it is through the pressing in and pressing forward we do grow!!

    Blessings my friend!!
    Xoxox
    Stacey

    ps I must share this one :)

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    1. Hi Stacey - You are such an encouragement to me and i appreciate your friendship
      God bless
      Tracy

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  7. Oh, how timely His encouragement can be Tracy! I think this is why the Bible says we need to encourage one another DAILY. We all need it, all the time!
    The rock on my desk says: patience
    That's about the same, I guess :)

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    1. Hi Marja - I agree with you. Thank you so much for your encouragement today
      God bless
      Tracy

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  8. God didn't knows when we need a little pick-me up to keep us going in life.

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    1. Hi Wanda - God knows us so much better than we know ourselves.
      God bless
      Tracy

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  9. omg...I started reading this and felt like I was reading my own thoughts...and then your words...the encouragement and hope rekindled to not give up. Tracy...thank you so totally much....you can't imagine how your post and its message hit me...wishing you an incredible weekend out there. You're the best.

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    1. Hi Sarah - I am so glad this post has made a difference to you today. I pray it encourages you to not give up.
      You are precious to God
      God bless
      Tracy

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  10. OH my h- I love the rock! And your message- His heart message.
    Sweet. I love that He can speak to us anytime...sometimes we get so busy in our own business of making time for Him in our own defined ways we forget He speaks right into our most mundane moments...profound truths!

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    1. Hi Dawn - It is a cool rock. Says it like it is. Never give up, and we can make it, with Christ holding our hand.
      God bless
      Tracy

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  11. Hey, Tracy - I miss your link up, but I like your rock!

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    1. Hi Esther Joy - thank you. I miss it too. And I knew you'd like the rock. God bless lovely lady
      Tracy

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  12. It's amazing how when we get to "the end of ourselves" how GOD steps in...right where we are...and lets us know that HE is there with us! Love this post Tracy.
    Blessings...Chelle

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    1. Hi Chelle - I am so grateful for that. He never lets us down
      God bless
      Tracy

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  13. See you how reliable our God is? He is so solid, so merciful and faithful. Hold on!

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    1. Hi Jedidja - He is isn't he. He never lets me down. When i trust Him and not what I feel or see, then He shows Himself present and loving.
      God bless
      Tracy

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