Don't Quit: 5 Reasons to Overcome the Impossible!

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          Failure is not an option. In fact, you need to eliminate the word from your vocabulary today. 

If I had a quarter for every time I thought about giving up, I'd be a billionaire. In life, we have a habit of sharing our good experiences, while skipping over our bad experiences. For some of us, life has been difficult, throwing out unimaginable circumstances that we still don't know how we overcame. 

In some instances, giving up seems to be the best option when we weigh our pros and cons of our circumstances. The allusion of giving up can seem desirable because we believe the pressure, pain, and frustration will leave if we simply surrender. But, the truth is, it won't. 

One of the most important lessons I've learned in life, is that for everything I've went through, God already equipped me with everything I needed to endure and overcome it. Honestly, the thought of that used to make me upset, as I told God he was wrong as to how much I could take and how much I could bare. But, time after time, I came out, I came through, and the situation I thought would never end, finally ended. 

Giving up is always the first option the enemy presents to us. He gave up, so he attempts to influence us to do the same. The enemy gave up on his purpose in heaven, for a life of his own. He didn't want to be what God created him to be, he wanted more, and in pursuit of himself, he gave up on God's original plan for his life. The enemy always tries to get us to mirror his ways, his image, his cowardliness, and his beliefs. Can you imagine how the story would be different if the enemy hadn't given up on God's process? If he had stayed faithful to God, instead of himself. The world would be completely different. Perhaps the greatest mistake in history, is not Adam, Eve, and the apple, perhaps the greatest mistake in history is Satan abandoning his purpose in heaven.  

When we abandon our purpose in anything, we are telling God that his will, his power, his sacrifice of Jesus Christ, was ultimately not enough. We are telling God that the situation is larger than him, and that he can't deliver us or bring us through it. We are announcing that the circumstance is bigger than God, bigger than the God in us, so we might as well surrender. 

When we back out of God's plan for our lives, we ultimately surrender to the enemy. We believe his smokescreen lie of fear, that propels us to believe that things will not and cannot get better. 

The truth is there is nothing too big that God is not equipped to handle. God was well aware of our bad decisions when Jesus was on the cross, and Jesus still died on our behalf. The bible says he died for our past, present, and future sins, which means he already knew of all the bad decisions we'd make. That's the purpose of his love, to cover all of our sins, and embrace us closer to him. 

If we give up, we kill the opportunity of seeing the future result. If we stop at the bottom of the mountain, we abandon the opportunity of seeing everything clearly from the top of the mountain. If we let go of the business idea before it even has a chance to flourish, we talk ourselves out of the biggest opportunity of our lives. 

Don't give up on it! Whatever your it is, give God the opportunity to fix it and to fix you. Give God a chance to develop you through the process. The promise, and the fulfillment of your heart, lies on the other side of your dilemma. Give God the opportunity to do something miraculous in your life. If giving up is crossing your mind, get closer to Jesus. Allow him to wash away every concern and worry. Trust that everything will work toward your good because he loves you. God never wants us to fail, but if we do he is always there to pick up the pieces and rescue us. Let him rescue you! 

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