2 Chronicles 15:7, “But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded”.
The Navy SEAL Code: Loyalty to Country, Team and Teammate, Serve with Honor and Integrity On and Off the Battlefield, Ready to Lead, Ready to Follow, Never Quit…
We live in a culture that applauds non-commitment and quitting when life gets hard. But the greatest events and accomplishments in history are all results of total commitment. If our world had always been so quick to quit we wouldn’t have electricity, the telephone, airplanes, or so many other inventions we rely on every day. Inventors such as Benjamin Franklin and Alexander Graham Bell made many failed attempts before they achieved success. And thankfully, they never quit!
Now, consider the freedom we have in this country. We stand on the shoulders of countless men and women who made a commitment to fight for our safety. Hearing the story of Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell is a powerful reminder of what can happen when we refuse to quit. Unable to walk with a broken body and stranded all alone, he found the strength to do whatever it took to survive. And as he put it, “God has given me everything I’ve ever needed”. Isn’t it awesome that we have a God that provides for our every need? He always is there to help us break through every barrier to discover true life. Perseverance brings great joy, and when we succeed, we’ll have an amazing story to encourage others!
Ask God to help you crash through the quitting points you face today. Focus on what He’s brought you through and what He’s done in your past. Pray for wisdom and discernment so those memories can help propel you into the future. Then thank Him in advance knowing He’ll give you what you need to persevere.
If you are struggling with non-commitment, tell a friend 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 also what it takes to thrive!