It’s easy in difficult times to throw in the towel. The enemy wants you to give up but no matter how hard things get you must not give up because the Lord has amazing things in store for you and by not giving up you receive what God has for you.
Paul want through a lot in his life but through all that he faced he never gave up. For a run down of all the things he went though read,
2 Corinthians 11:23-26 but I want to focus on a specific story.
Paul was in Lystra ministering and had healed a lame man from birth. But some Jews came from Antioch convinced the people to stone him. When they thought he died they dragged the body outside the city but Paul had not died. And this is what I want to focus on.
Paul nearly lost his life but instead of quitting and giving up, he got up and carried on with his mission. He went to another town and this is what happened;
“They preached the gospel in that city and won a large number of disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch, strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith.”
Acts 14: 21, 22
There was no stopping Paul. At the end of his life he had this to say about his life,
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
2 Timothy 4:7
What a testimony.
We can’t give up. In fact, we must refuse to give up. So through the hard times keep going. Trust God every step of the way and ask for His help because He helped Paul on his journey. There is a race to run and finish.
Bless you friends