If your revelation hadn’t delighted me so, I would have given up when the hard times came. But I’ll never forget the advice you gave me; you saved my life with those wise words. (Psalm 119:92-93)
Two years ago, I Almost Gave Up… if I hadn’t stumbled upon this verse.
Way back then, I was preoccupied with all of the priorities of my life, fearing that if I didn’t reach and focus on my set goals, I might fail or might not reach my desired success. I was too afraid to fail. Fear was slowly choking my soul. AlI I wanted was to make everything go smoothly and according to my plan.
But looking back, I’m glad I conquered my giants amidst the tough and uncomfortable moments in my life.
However, I can’t help but think… what if I had given up two years ago?
Here are 4 Things To Think About When You Feel Like Giving Up…
1. Keep going
When life gets tough, just keep going no matter what. Hold on to His advice and hold on to His wise words (Psalm 119:3).
Disappointments will always be present in our lives, as much as we would like to escape them. They are not intended for us to get anxious and discouraged but to have that boldness and say “Hey, I have a big God who is always in control.”
2. Remember God’s place in your life
When you’re on the verge of giving up, remember God’s place in your life. Think about how you overcame your previous challenges and setbacks, how you came to know Him.
Remember that from nothing He made you to be someone special. Don’t forget that God is always with you no matter how tough life is for you. (Deuteronomy 31:6)
The enemy is after your life for he knows that you have the best future and he doesn’t want you to experience that kind of abundance and peace from the Lord. (Jeremiah 29:11)
3. God will never give up on you
If you are on the verge of giving up, bear in mind that God will never give up on you. No matter how stubborn you are, God will continue to outpour His grace and unfailing love on you.
Isaiah 54:10 says: Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.
4. You will surpass the this
God made you to be more than a conqueror (Romans 8:37) You are not a quitter. Remember that your test will soon become a wonderful testimony that can encourage thousands or even millions of people. All testing will leave us a boundless lesson that we can hold on to forever.
The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. (2 Peter 3:9) So hang on to Him and keep your faith. Don’t forget that there’s a rainbow after the rain and a rain is always needed after a long dry season.