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Faith Persists Without Quitting
The world says, “If it feels good, do it, but if it doesn’t, then don’t.” But if we live by our emotions we’ll end up being ruled by our moods. As a people of faith we’re to live by faith based upon God’s word, not our emotions.
Faith is persisting when we feel like giving up.
When we don’t feel like it, that’s when we need to the most. If we only read our Bible, pray, and go to church when we feel like it then Satan will never make us feel like it.
Keeping on is the secret of success. No professional athlete enjoys working out, nor do professional musicians enjoy hours of practice, but persisting through the feelings is what makes them successful.
The godly men and women we read about in the Bible didn’t become godly by accident. They persisted and developed spiritual lives of faith in spite of how they felt.
“He (Abraham) waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God.” (Hebrews 11:10)
“By faith he (Moses) forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible.” (Hebrews 11:27)
Many are close to quitting, whether it’s because of illness or financial hardship. They’re ready to quit their marriage, job, or their dream. And it’s because they’ve got their eye on the problem and not the One who can solve it.
So their situation seems beyond hope, but God says, “Keep your eyes on me, and keep on keeping on, and I will see you through to the other side, to My promises for your life.”
The Apostle Paul says, “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” (Galatians 6:9)
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