"But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded" 2 Chronicles 15˸7
We live in a culture that applauds non-commitment and quitting when life gets "uncomfortable". But the greatest events in history, the greatest accomplishments are all results of being fully committed. If our world had always been quick to quit, we wouldn’t have electricity, the telephone, airplanes or so many other inventions that make our life easier. These inventors made many failed attempts that they learned from before they achieved success. Thankfully, they didn’t quit.
Consider the freedom we have in this country. We stand on the shoulders of countless men and women who made a commitment to fight on our behalf to keep our country safe. Hearing the story of Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell is a powerful reminder of what can happen if we don’t quit. As he lay with his body broken, he found the strength to do whatever it took to survive. And as he put it, he had everything he needed to do that. God has given us what we need to persevere and continue. He comes alongside us to help us break through any barrier and discover true life. Perseverance will bring great joy. And when you do succeed, you will have an amazing story to encourage someone else!
Ask God to help you crash through the quitting points you face today. It could be a commitment to a healthy lifestyle or it could be a commitment to your marriage. He will give you what you need to persevere.
If you are struggling with non-commitment, let someone know so they can encourage you to stay the course. Mentally, draw a line in the sand, crawl to it and then draw another. Just keep moving, and discover not only what it takes to survive, but what it takes to thrive!