I know life can be hard (unfair/brutal) and at times giving up feels like the only viable option. But, I stopped by to tell you that quitting is not an option. Galatians 6:9 says, “Let us not become weary in doing good,for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
You see, the opposite of giving up is perseverance or endurance—two qualities encouraged for believers (2 Thessalonians 1:4; Romans 5:3; James 1:3). When we choose to persevere through difficulties or weariness, we are refusing to give up on what God has called us to do.
Nehemiah never gave up the construction of Jerusalem’s walls, despite the fierce opposition he faced. Caleb never gave up on the promise of God, and he conquered a giant-infested, fortified hill country when he was 85 years old. Joshua didn’t throw in the towel at Jericho despite the seemingly impenetrable walls and Jesus persevered all the way to the cross. “Consider Him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart” (Hebrews 12:3). When we give up too soon, we lose out on all God planned to do through and for us. Therefore, if your sitting on the bench or if you’ve left the arena, it’s time for you to get back in the game! The seeds that were planted have been water, germinated, and it’s nearly harvest time!