Monday, March 26, 2007

Don't Give Up. Don't ever give up.

Every year during the NCAA tournament, there are retrospectives of previous winners and you can't help but seeing the video of Jim Valvano making his passionate speech as he was dealing with cancer and saying, "Don't give up. Don't ever give up!" I am moved every time I see that and it is a reminder to me that I should take nothing for granted in my life, but live every minute with God's purpose for my life in full view. Of course, it's easy to get distracted and sometimes it seems like it's just easier to give up. But I am thankful that God has never given up on me. God knows the struggles that we face daily. And, just as He told Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:9, "My Grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." How humbling it is to know that God, whose love never fails (1 Cor. 13:8), is able to see all of our inadequacies and failings, yet gives us grace so that we may walk worthy of the life that He has for us. What does God have in store for you to do in your lifetime? Whatever it is, "Don't give up. Don't ever give up!"

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