Saturday, October 1, 2016

Never Give In

Revelation 2:10 “Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.”

Have you ever attained a goal that makes you feel particularly proud? If we want to reach any goal, we need perseverance and faithfulness.

On October 29, 1941, United Kingdom (Great Britain) Prime Minister Winston Churchill stated: You cannot tell from appearances how things will go. Sometimes imagination makes things out far worse than they are; yet without imagination not much can be done. Those people who are imaginative see many more dangers than perhaps exist; certainly many more than will happen; but then they must also pray to be given that extra courage to carry this far-reaching imagination. But for everyone, surely, what we have gone through in this period, surely from this period of ten months this is the lesson: never give in, never give in, never, never, never-in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” 

Matthew 24:9-13 You will be hated by all nations because of my name. And then many will be led into sin; they will betray and hate one another. Many false prophets will arise and deceive many; and because of the increase of evildoing, the love of many will grow cold. But the one who perseveres to the end will be saved.

Do you see here the two great principles of success in life? The first is this: We must set out to achieve noble goals; goals worthy of our effort as people who will dwell eternally in Jesus Christ’s presence. Second, we must keep going. England persevered in World War 2 until victory. If we expect to lead successful lives, we cannot give in and give up after we’ve set out to achieve a goal. Instead, we must everlastingly keep on keeping on.

Revelation 3:10 “Because you have obeyed my command to persevere, I will protect you from the great time of testing that will come upon the whole world to test those who belong to this world.”

Choose a goal today, a godly goal worthy of your time and effort. Then set out to meet that goal, persevering today and in the days to come.

In Christ, Brian

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