Don't Give Up
In HIS Presence


Read: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Meditation verse:

“Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it (1 Corinthians 9:24)


The most essential ingredient that will guarantee your success in life is resilience. Resilience may be defined as ‘the ability to recover from a negative life experience or set back and become stronger while overcoming it’. What differentiates those who adapt, recover, and learn from adversity from those who give up is the concept of resilience. The fundamental difference between winners and losers is how they cope with losing battles in the cause of the ‘war of life’.


Achieving success in life will demand a lot from you. There will be moments when you will feel like throwing in the towel. There is no doubt we are currently facing very difficult times. The world is plagued by disease, insecurity, inflation, and all kinds of evil. The pandemic ushered in so much despair and uncertainty in our personal and professional lives. These are very difficult and discouraging times. However, this is the time press forward. There is a lot that needs to be healed and restored. Your success can come from the value you dispense to others.


Getting to where you desire to be from where you are will not happen overnight, it will require hard work and sacrifice. You will encounter difficulties and failures, but you should not give up. Life is not made up of straight victories, but of mistakes, falls, stumbles, and bruises. Through it all you dust yourself up and keep moving. See the possibilities before you and visualize the extraordinary. Stop making excuses. Stop procrastinating. Start creating the life you were born to live. You are meant to live and not merely exist. No more sitting down when you ought to be standing tall.


“Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings. He will not stand before unknown men” (Proverbs 22:29).



IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
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