(John 16:33) But know this....Our lives are too precious and our calling too high to ever settle for less than what God has for us. We must never give up hope!
Too many people give up on their hopes, dreams and desires because they allow their circumstances to dictate their future. Too many people who endure trials, struggles, defeat, and suffering do not get back up after life knocks them down. Some fear further failure, hardship or demise; which sends them into the mode of self preservation. This can cause a victim mentality, defensive attitude, or worse; a stagnant life with refusal to move forward and accomplish their goals and dreams because of fear. It is heart breaking that many people today reside in this place. They accept their circumstances as the end result, loose hope in God, and give up on themselves. This is NOT what God wants, nor the attitude He wants us to have.
We can make a choice to never give up. We can decide to keep our focus and faith in God, trusting and depending on Him for all of our needs. We don’t have to accept defeat, failure or hopelessness; we can choose faith, hope, and to keep running the race of life with patience and perseverance. God is always with us. Sometimes He is standing by our side, sometimes He is holding our hand, sometimes He is whispering words of wisdom, and sometimes He is carrying us through the storm. You can choose to never give up hope! Hope can keep you alive! I know this from personal experience!
“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.” (1 Corinthians 9:24)