Don’t-Give-Up


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There are times when God calls us to let go of something, maybe it is fear, anxiety, or control. And there are times when He calls us to persevere through a circumstance. Through God’s grace and wisdom, I know He will direct our steps as we whole-heartedly seek Him.  
About a year old I took up bike riding. It has become one of my main sources of exercise in the warm weather. However, as much as I love a good ride, I would be lying if I said that there weren’t some days where I didn’t feel like getting on that bike. Sometimes it sounds so much better to just kick back on the couch and eat some ice cream.
Especially when the Nevada winds are at full force! 
If you know anything about the Nevada winds, you know that there are times where it can be brutal! Now picture riding a bike against a wind force that is pushing against you so hard that it requires every ounce of strength in your body just to make it down your street. I bet that sitting on the couch and eating ice cream sounds really good compared to that!
However, I believe there is a better choice-not giving up! 
I get to a point every time during my riding where I have to decide if I am going to press on through the burning legs, watering eyes, and numb fingers, or if I’m going to give up. 
There comes a point where the only thing stopping me from reaching my mark is determining that I won’t stop pedaling. I will press on no matter what. 
Ok, with a switch of gears (pun intended), let me apply this to our daily walk in Christ. 
There are times in life, as a busy mom, where we need to persevere. There are times where the daily circumstances seem to weigh us down. It can be late nights with a sick child, it could be financial difficulties, maybe your husband is working some really long hours and you just feel abandoned and alone. Some seasons of life are just busy and tough ones.  
The choice becomes, do I give up or do I persevere and keep going. 
I know we each want to run the race that God has before us. We each want to strive for the best that God has for us. I don’t want to come short of anything that God has for me. I believe you don’t either. So let’s run with endurance together. God has called each of us to a great work. Remember, He placed you where you are today, He will provided everything that is needed- His strength, wisdom, resources, and power. 
Keep taking the next pedal. Don’t give up!
Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Phil 3:13-1`4
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….Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus, I fight: not as one who beats the air. But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified. 1 Cor. 9: 24-27

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