Don’t Give Up (2)

Don’t Give Up (2)
‘We are hard pressed…’ 2 Corinthians 4:8 NIV

Two other things about people who keep going:
(1) They aren’t afraid of failure: When we face failure, sometimes the biggest lesson we can learn is that we CAN keep going. You might fail, but if you don’t keep trying you’ll never succeed! Basketball legend Michael ‘Air’ Jordan says, ‘I’ve missed over 9000 shots in my career… lost over 300 games… 26 times I’ve been trusted to make the game-winning shot, and missed. I’ve tried and failed over and over again. That’s why I succeed.’ Remember Paul says: ‘We often suffer, but we are never crushed. Even when we don’t know what to do, we never give up.’ (2 Corinthians 4:8 CEV)
(2) They focus on changing WHAT they can: If you are facing stuff that is out of control, there is always one thing that you can control-YOU! Other people are out of your hands, events and circumstances can come crashing around you but YOU decide what your attitude or actions will be. In concentration camps, prisoners-of-war who routinely gave away their last bit of food proved that you can choose your attitude in any given set of circumstances. To choose to give, care, smile, forgive, or love is both good for others and us. Workers who chose to help by digging through the rubble to rescue survivors of the Oklahoma City bombing, though distressed, showed fewer symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder later. Paul says: ‘…whatever good anyone does, he will receive the same from the Lord…’ (Ephesians 6:8 NKJ)

SoulFood: Acts 22-23, Luke 9:1-17, Ps 65, Pr 16: 8-9

Thu 22 July, 2010

Select a specific day

Post Date

Recent Articles


They’ve been around for more than two decades, but Skillet are still rocking as hard as they did when they burst onto the scene. Frontman John Cooper caught up with Alex recently to confirm some trivia about the band, as well as tell the story of a traumatic experience which shaped his life and his faith….

Pursuing God’s Best

With more than 59,000 likes, the Facebook page Pursuing God’s Best has really taken off since Morgan Clegg created it three years ago. Alex caught up with Morgan to hear some of her story, and find out what inspired her to spread the simple message—that we should wait for God’s best in everything. Morgan says…

False Imagery

When the 2018 Met Gala photos went up, I found myself clicking through the best dressed shots. Despite not caring about fashion nor being an avid consumer of celebrity lifestyles, I was lured by headlines like ‘Rihanna is the new young pope’ and ‘Jared Leto channels Jesus’. It wasn’t until much later that I decided…

Rowing in Unchartered Waters

‘But rise and stand upon your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you…’ Acts 26:16 ESV The Greek word huperetes is translated as ‘servant’ in…

Donate to vision

Over 80% of our income is from the freewill gifts of wonderful people just like you.
So thank you for helping. Your generous support is 'Connecting Faith to Life'.