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Did you know that most people give up on their calling or profession too soon? People are too quick to move on to something new that appears to be more pleasing or popular. It is human nature to seek things that are new and exciting. How else can you explain why someone is willing to take a chance of being injured or killed engaging in a thrill-seeking activity like bungee jumping? We can observe the same mentality in individuals who move from one thing to another, seeking excitement and enjoyment. Self-satisfaction seekers live for the moment. However, life is more than a moment. It expands along a spectrum of a lifetime.

By nature, humans are inquisitive and seek those things that will entertain or give them a sense of enjoyment and happiness. But we must be smart enough to know when to take chances and when not to take chances just for a thrill.

In the Bible, God said, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” There are times in life when we become weak in our stance for a worthy cause and we are ready to give up without fighting through what makes of weak. The great writer of many books in the New Testament boasted about his weakness because of God’s grace and made a profound statement about his delight in weaknesses, in hardships, in persecutions and in difficult times. This is what all of us will encounter throughout life.

Humanity is going through difficult times seeking social justice and fighting a worldwide pandemic. For some people, these challenges have made them weak and uncertain about their goals and objectives in life. And so, they turn to things they feel will bring joy and happiness to their lives. Allow me to caution you about thrill seeking and taking unnecessary chances that only last for a moment. God wants to use you in your area of gifting and strength not in your thrills and excitement.

Our challenge will always be to remember that it is God’s power, not ours, that changes life and gets the job done. And so we must ask God to keep us from being conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations we sometimes seek. What makes us weak ultimately can make us stronger if we discipline ourselves to spend time before God in prayer. That is how to stay effective and finish strong in your journey throughout life. So Never Give Up! Never Give Up! Never Give Up!


By Chaplain Ghosten