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Get Back Up

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

– Galatians 6:9

When I finished seminary, the average time a graduate spent in pursuit of ministry was just five years. Even after countless hours of formal education and the sacrifice of months spent studying and training, the unforeseen yet inevitable challenges of doing the Lord’s work in a fallen world are too much for many. And unfortunately, this isn’t just true in ministry. Most people stay at a job for an average of four years before moving on in search of something better. And while this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it speaks to the truth that consistency in any endeavor is hard, because it comes at a cost. In whatever we undertake, there’s a “honeymoon” period when things are new and exciting, and the novelty is always exhilarating. However, with time and the passing of seasons, smooth roads become bumpy, and scuffs and bruises are a natural consequence. No matter how much we idealize, people disappoint us, and the “grass becomes greener” on the other side. Nevertheless, when we move to a place that looks more promising, the mirage of perfection we pursued usually disappears, and reality finds us facing the same kinds of problems again. Knowing this, the best way to genuinely inherit abundant life is to keep going, even when the going gets tough. Nothing worthwhile is born when the path is smooth — true grit is cultivated when we resolve to remain committed to the journey, despite the pits of pain and adversity. 

My friend, many forces in the world tempt you to give up, but good things come to those who keep going. Life is hard, especially now, but you have the honor of walking with the Creator of the Universe, and He is passionate about helping you through. Your Savior wants to see you succeed, and He promises to fill your heart with the strength you need to press on, even when you feel like you can’t take another step. Don’t surrender your blessings by quitting prematurely. Instead, seek His way and ask Him to illuminate His perfect will in you. Although circumstances try to knock you down, His grace is sufficient, and He beckons you to get back up and stay the course so you can finish in a manner that motivates and inspires others. 

Prayer


Jesus, I want to press on and inherit the good things you have for me. Fill my heart with wisdom, power, and persistence so I won’t give up. 

Reflection


Is there a situation in your life right now that is tempting you to quit? How can you get back up and keep going?

 

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

3 thoughts on “Get Back Up

  1. Donna Malchrist says:

    I want to get back on that stationary bike and pedal off the pounds to enable my waistline to shrink.And also by including some abdominal crunches.It will help my stomach to get rid of that dangerous fat located in the middle.I vow to work hard at that task. It will help me to achieve a healthier body and also lessen the chances of cancer.type -two diabetes and heart disease. I also want to keep my blood pressure at a normal level.I hope and pray that the Hour of Power will continue its mission of reaching out to all the unchurched people throughout the world with the positive and healing messages of God. And to Pastor Bobby Schuller and his beautiful family that they continue to stay happy healthy and safe from this horrible Covid-19 virus
    To the worshiping community of Shepherd’s Grove at Irvine Presbyterian Church that all will stay healthy.To the Hour of Power Choir and Orchestra and their directors that God will keep everybody safe healthy and that the precious gifts of
    music and singing are protected.To Sarah Grandpre and The Voices of Hope Children’s Choir that they will also be protected from this bad virus.Much love and warm thoughts to all.May God bless the United States of America

    1. In JESUS name, AMEN & HALLELUJAH ✝️✝️‍♀️✌✨

  2. Dee Jacobson says:

    Amen.

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