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Don’t give up!

The parents strike again! I got a fresh batch of newspaper clippings. One of them of course from the wonderful Kate Lopaze, from
5 Important questions to ask before starting a new job.

This one, however was too important not to share.

“Don’t quit” written by Chaplain (1st Lt.) Craig Peeples, in the Fort Bliss Bugle, talks about how to overcome the voice in your head telling you to quit. I’m not even going to try to talk over him. I’m writing this out, one to share with you, but also so that I will have it in the future to gather strength from.

“Let us not be weary in doing good – for at the proper time we will reap a harvest – if we do not give up.” – Galatians 6:9

“We have all struggled or failed at some point in our lives. We have all faced challenges or difficult times when we just felt like giving up. Even today, there may be some people who ask themselves “How can I keep going when I feel like giving up?” I’ve been there and I’ve asked that same question. What helped me and what will help you is surrounding yourself with positive people. Be around people who know what it takes to thrive and come out on top, especially during difficult times.

When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer. Don’t ever be so quick to throw in the towel. You never know how close you are to that raise on your job, your spouse changing an attitude, your children becoming more respectful, or your health improving. Don’t give up… trust your engineer who is guiding your life.

Quitting is easy. But what most quitters fail to fully understand is that when they quit, they lose. When one quits, one loses everything one has worked for, prayed for, and believed in. To quit is to suffer.

When one quits, one suffers the shame and the embarrassment that goes along with quitting. However, God encourages us, along with all the people who support us, to “fight the good fight, to finish the race, to keep the faith. For in due time, with endurance, we shall inherit the present blessings of the life to come.” II Timothy 4:7-8

May we be encouraged by the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who said, “If you can’t fly, then run; if you can’t run, then walk; if you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”


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