NEVER GIVE UP
June 26, 2017
The Ruth’s lifestyle in the Bible reflects a woman with a strong faith. It shows the undying spirit of a young lady who is determined to fulfil destiny even when it seems there is no future again. Her life exhibited determination, perseverance, patience, and humility. Out of her lineage the Saviour of the world emerged at last. That is to show it is not over until you breathe the last breath. The early stage of her life was full of sorrow but it all ended in everlasting joy. In Ruth 1:11-18, Ruth determined to follow Naomi back to her country. She said in verse 17 “Where you die, I will die and there will I be buried. The Lord do so to me, and more also, if anything but death parts you and me.” What a great commitment to embark on a journey without any assurance of a glorious end! Despite gross darkness all around her, she looked beyond the darkness to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Everything in life is against her, but she never give up! What a woman with lion’s heart!
In the journey of life, wilderness experiences are inevitable; everyone will pass through one wilderness experience or the other. The experiences are not the issue. What matter most are your responses to every challenge you face in the journey of life. Are you ready to give up or stand strong? Nobody ever travels the road to greatness and success without one or more trials or challenges. The attitude you exhibit will determine how the journey will end.
A former President of United State of America, late Richard Nixon wrote that “A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.” Being defeated today does not mean that you are a loser forever. Being a failure today does not that you are a failure forever. When you are knocked down, it does not mean you are knocked out forever. When life put your back on the ground, it does not mean you will not rise on your feet again. Hopeless situations only exist when people develop hopeless mind. Rise up to your wilderness experiences. Do not be distracted, do not be discouraged, do not be weary, do not give up. Reactivate the mental picture of your dream, keep the fire burning, keep going, keeping moving. The end will be glorious. I see a miracle happening concerning that dream. If you do not give up, your testimony will come very speedily. Your story will put an end to every debate and question about your life. Hold on, hold out, and never give up. Ruth did not give up, out of her lineage, the Saviour of the world emerged. It is your turn to share your testimony.
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