Never Quit

Never Quit

Jentezen FranklinBy Jentezen Franklin2 Minutes

One thing that I tell people who are in the midst of severe trials is never ever allow yourself to make permanent decisions based on temporary circumstances. Have you felt like giving up and just throwing in the towel? Maybe you have grown tired of all the battles and struggles. You thought living for Jesus would mean life would be rosy and rainbows, but the continued disappointments have caused your hope to fade. I understand that. What is more important is the fact that Jesus understands it, too.

Don’t forget that He was tempted to take shortcuts and quit when He was fasting in the desert for forty days. At His arrest, Jesus said He could have called upon twelve legions of angels to defend Him. Yet He pressed on. He did not quit.

The number one thing the enemy would like to get us to do is to quit. It may be quitting your marriage, quitting your dream, or even quitting your walk with the Lord. You could decide to quit fighting your flesh, your battle with an addiction or some other sin, and just give in to temptation instead.

When you think about quitting, then you begin to talk about quitting. When you talk about quitting, be assured that, eventually, you will quit. I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to quit! You can find a place of strengthening in the Lord, just like Elijah and all of the other men and women whom God has used for His glory. As Hebrews 10:39 says, “We are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.”

The Bible instructs us to set our minds on things above for a reason. What you think about is what you will talk about. When you talk faith, you empower faith. When you talk doubt, you empower doubt. When you set your mind on things above, you set your mind on Christ and His example. And Jesus never quit.