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Don’t Give Up

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And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Galatians 6:9

An old saying goes: “Well begun is half-done.” But even in cases when this overly cheerful maxim is true, well begun is still only half-done. It’s not finished. You don’t win the prize until you actually cross the finish line.

You can be temporarily “weary in well doing” because you’re going through a lazy spell or you’re overwhelmed by a new task or responsibility. But it’s more serious when you’re weary and giving up on doing good because you’re simply worn out by a hard life or discouraged from years of setbacks and disillusionments.

In both cases, however, Jesus offers hope and can breathe new life into you. “Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad” (Proverbs 12:25). The difference is that when you’re temporarily weary, you can be cheered up quickly by one well-timed piece of encouragement—but when you’ve been worn down over a period of years, getting a positive attitude back takes time.

You may have to deliberately focus on positive, uplifting things—and stay focused on them and refuse to fall back into a negative mental rut. This is what David did when he faced great discouragement. “David encouraged himself in the Lord his God” (1 Samuel 30:6).
 
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Sadly, the Devil wins by default unless we make an effort to remain connected to God through the Holy Spirit desiring the actions and attitudes which please Him. For some, it's seemingly easy. For others, it's a never ending battle. Regardless, we do have a choice of whom we prefer to please: ourselves, or our heavenly Father through the blood of Jesus. Cheers.
 
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Greetings,

You may have to deliberately focus on positive, uplifting things—and stay focused on them and refuse to fall back into a negative mental rut
Philippians 4:8
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.


Bless you ....><>
 

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