Press: Don’t Give Up

Most of us give up because it is easy.


You may not have heard me, so I’m going to say it again like we’re in church.


Most of us give up not because we want to. Not even because we think we are meant to. We give up because it is easier.


It is easier than having to press and push. It is simpler than having to plan and execute. It is safer than having to risk failing and learning from your failures.


It’s easier, but is it right?


Is it right to not walk in your destiny? Is it right to keep yourself in a box? Is it right to doubt God’s promises?


I understand how appealing it may be. There have been plenty of times that I considered taking the “easy way out” & pursuing MY career choice of journalism in a big city instead of my destiny in ministry.


I would have gotten faster notability, quicker stability, & sudden happiness, but would I have been spiritually fulfilled? Could I have enjoyed my success knowing I wasn’t fully walking in my purpose?


Most importantly, would my relationship with God have stayed healthy even if I was not doing His will?


The answer is no.


There are moments where things get tight. Days where doubt starts to creep in and frustration tries to come in behind it.


That’s when I have to use powerful music, the words of my friends, & God to uplift me.


Nothing that’s worth it ever comes easy, but it’s definitely worth it.


Habakkuk 2:3 states, “For the vision is yet for the appointed (future) time. It hurries toward the goal (of fulfillment); it will not fail. Even though it delays, wait (patiently) for it, because it will certainly come; it will not delay.” (AMP)


So, don’t throw in the towel or give up. Instead, continue to press towards your God-given destination.


Trust me, you won’t be sorry.

© 2020 by Amber Gardner | Step By Step