We Only Fail if We Stop Trying -From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Welcome to Coffee Hour with Chicklit Power, and welcome back to our 2010 WOW (words of wisdom) Rewind. We left off at November’s WOW, which is still every bit as relevant in my life and yours as it was just a few months ago. Grab your coffee and come on in.

This verse, “Let us not grow weary while doing good for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart,” has been a major source of encouragement for me, exactly what I need when I want to quit, give up and run from whatever good I’m trying to do.

Life is like a marathon; it requires endurance and training. I can’t help but wonder if Jesus wasn’t some sort of athlete, maybe even a runner. 🙂 There are so many references to perseverance and analogies of life and running the race, the race toward faith, love and toward hope . . .

Anyway, we all know that life is full of circumstances and people that pull at our emotions, try us, frustrate us, and put us in a state of weariness if we let them. These words of wisdom clearly warn us against becoming too weary, to not lose heart by looking for the victory to take place immediately. As a matter of fact, “in due season” tells me that what we sow in one season will most likely not be reaped within that same season, but we are to keep keeping on and not lose heart because victory is around the corner, in another season.

When I first began to blog, I had no idea if anyone would really read what I wrote, but I kept on blogging, being assured by this promise. Now, one year later, we have a published book out because I did not grow weary, “Coffee Hour with Chicklit Power, A Cup of Encouragement for the Day”! I had no idea He had this plan, but I can say I really like it! 🙂

Let’s stop there for a second. This doesn’t mean that we don’t get tired, not at all. I can assure you there were many times I was tired and wanted to give up, but I didn’t stop. Hey, let’s see what the Greek (New Testament) definition for this word is. Something’s telling me it might be really cool.

OMG, it means to fail in heart! It refers to ministry, to well doing, to the effects of trial and tribulation and to prayer. So those are the examples that being weary relates to, everything about us and our life!

All of have people in our lives who keep going around the same mountain expecting a different result. We shake our heads and our hearts hurt for them, but we must not give up doing the good thing by praying for them. I can also say by experience this is so true. For at least two years, I consistently prayed for my biological mom, the most unlovable person on my list of unlovable/difficult people.

Many seasons went by without any sign of answered prayer, but there came a season, her final season, when I reaped far more than the prayers I had sowed. Not only did I get some quality time with only her – without her constant companion of alcohol — but I was blessed with the gift of her words of affirming love and before she passed, I was given the assurance that I would see her again in Eternity as she professed Jesus as her savior. I’m so glad I didn’t give up.

What person or circumstance has you threatening to fail in heart? To become weary and quit, thereby fail? Oh, friend, can I please encourage you that you will reap an amazing blessing if you do not give up!



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One Response to “We Only Fail if We Stop Trying -From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power”

  1. Jan Bachelor says:

    Wow, such a beautiful example of persistent prayer with an outcome in God’s time. Just love this blog.
    Love, Nanny-Mom