I woke up longing to hear God’s voice. I have been in a place of discouragement for several months now. My mindset at this point was let me just make it day to day. (Can I be honest with you?) It is like I have been at a dry place, just focusing my thoughts and attention on school and my business. But this morning, while talking to one of my coworkers she said something that blessed me, “I just been praying, not really getting in his presence”. As I talked to her, that statement brought so much light to the dark place I am in right now. Though she was talking about herself, I knew it was God reminding me that I need to get his presence. As I continued my day this morning, a woman of God that I am connected to email me words of encouragement that has me in my office right now in tears. Her words were for me from God. She ended the email saying, “Pull yourself up by the boot straps and get back in the game. Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand in the face of every adversity. Be blessed and birthed out and don’t give up!!!!!!!!!!!!” (Thank you GOD!)
Romans 8: 35-39
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
I know I am not the only person, who is feeling, has felt, or will ever feel like giving up. But Romans 8:35- 39 encourages me to realize that no matter what is going on in my life, NOTHING shall separate me from the love of God. He loves me! He loves you! He loves us so much that when we are at the point of giving up, when we are facing DEATH, like sheep ready for Slaughter… He will send someone to encourage you!
Who Shall Separate us? The trouble we are in will not. The financial difficulties that we face cannot. People lying on us do not. The devil will never do it. The baggage from our past doesn’t have a chance. People who try to block our future are only confused. Whatever your situation, or whatever you are going through… it CANNOT Separate you from God’s Love. He Loves YOU! He Will Never give up on you, So DON’T GIVE UP on him! That’s how much He loves you!
You are more than a conquer through Christ. So whatever you are going through at this point in your life, DON’T allow it to consume your thoughts; remember that NOTHING shall separate you from God’s Love.
I’m thankful for the men and women of God that I am connected to in life. And I thank God that He reminded me today that his love for me is so deep that there is NO need for me to throw in the Towel! There is no need for me to Give Up! I just have to keep moving forward. I have to get BACK in his Presence and BACK into the Game! I don’t know about you, but I am not going to allow anything that has happened, or will happen keep me from doing what God has sent me here to do.
I hear God saying… It does not matter who you are… what you are going through… how you feel… how difficult these labor pains are… how tired you are… how upset you may be… I love you… so Don’t GIVE UP!
God loves you and what you are going through CANNOT take away his Love! So keep going! No matter what it looks like. No matter how it feels to you. No matter what others may think… you CANT Give UP!
God we first come to you asking that you forgive us for our sins! Forgive us for not loving you as much as you love us. Forgive us for not loving you enough to obey your word and ignoring your will for our lives. We come against distractions, disturbances, and destructive measures that try to block us from your plan for our lives. God we thank you for the men and women that you have placed in our lives who encourage us and remind us to keep you first! Thank you that your love Gives us strength to go on. Lord we worship you on today! We honor you on today! We long for your presence on today! We need you on today! Take over right now God! We pray this prayer in your darling son Jesus’ name. Amen and Thank God!
Can’t Give UP,