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Word 4 U 2day/KEEP GOING

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'...Don't give up' Galations 6:9

'If at first you don't succeed try, try again' is an expression that some believe dates back to Scotland in the 14th Century. The legend says, after suffering a major defeat at the hands of the English, Scottish king Robert the Bruce went and hid in a cave. There he watched a spider trying to spin a web. Each time the spider failed, it simply started again. So inspired was Robert by the little creature that he returned to his troops and led a series of victories against the English.

Most of us underestimate the time it takes to achieve anything of lasting value. We have one Slimfast and expect to lose a stone in a day. We participate in one gym session and hope to be running the London Marathon by the weekend. We lift a few weights and hope to see Captain America in the mirror, but see Captain Birdseye staring back at us instead.

In order to achieve great things, we have to put the hard work in. No cutting corners - that's a sign of impatience and lack of self-discipline. Whatever you're aiming for it's important you keep going. Paul wrote: 'Don't get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time.'

What now? What are you doing that you really shouldn't give up on? What's worth the hard work? Pray about this today, and ask God to help you in the worthwhile things. 2 Peter 1:5-8 may give you ideas of what to aim for!

written by Bob Gass

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