Just When Quitting Crossed Your Mind …
It’s a wonderful day to be a child of God. Have you ever experienced a time in your life when everything became overwhelming? No matter what you did or how you did it, weariness consumed your body. No matter how much work you delegated, there was still much work to complete. No matter how many times friends and family told you to take a vacation, you could not see how and when it would be possible. Have you ever found yourself drowning in the sorrows of yesterday, concerned about today and worried about tomorrow? Because of past mistakes and shortcomings, now you worry about everything backfiring in your life. You desire to move forward but the enemy continues to remind you of your sins. Have you ever thought about throwing in the towel? Just when you thought things were looking better, something unforeseen took place.
Today, I have been commissioned to come and minister directly to you. You are the person God designed today’s devotional for. He placed you on my mind. Just When Quitting Crossed Your Mind … How often do you feel this way? How often do you contemplate quitting? How often do you ponder walking away from ministry? How often do you dread things as usual? My friend, God is well aware of your weary times. He notices the times you cry and no one appears to notice. He notices the nights you walked the floor in doubt and worry. He noticed the times you tried to stretch finances because every bill was due at the same time. He knows you want to give up. He knows you want to walk away from everything and everyone. The Bible declares in Galatians 6:9 - And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Are you aware that there is a specific season when that bad thing will turn in your life (Romans 8:28)? I cannot tell you when, but I can tell you God is in charge.
Just When Quitting Crossed Your Mind … Your current situation is not greater than your God. The doctor’s diagnosis is not the final word. The bill collector’s phone calls are not the end. The bank statement is not completely accurate. You are blessed beyond material and monetary means. You serve a God who specializes in the impossible. The Bible declares in Matthew 11:29 - Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. Many times the weariness we experience is due to our inability to fully surrender. As long as you think it can be handled by your hands, you will continue to endure. It is when you release the matter into the hands of God that you understand how awesome God really can be for you. Beloved, the next time quitting crosses your mind, remind yourself and your enemy that God is in control. Prayer for Today: Father, I have thought about quitting before. It really has crossed my mind. But today I understand You have never lost a case or a battle. Handle this (place your in here) for me. In Jesus’ name … Amen!