Don’t Give Up!
But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. — MATTHEW 24:13
I remember hearing about the man who brought in the first oil well to east Texas. (At one time, east Texas had the biggest oil field in the world.) He had made a million dollars and then lost it.
This man decided to drill another well. But the people who were financing it tried to get him to shut it down, because he had used up all the money. His fortune was gone. He had borrowed everything he could from the bankers. He owed everyone! But he said, “I’m not going to quit.”
He kept telling his men to keep drilling. They were just about to quit because he hadn’t paid them when they hit a gusher! They tapped right into the edge of a great lake of oil. This time, instead of losing all of his money, he was wise and ended up saving his millions.
What if that man had quit? What if he had listened to what everyone was telling him? His financial advisors—men in the oil business—had been trying to get him to quit. They told him, “There’s no oil there.” But he just kept saying to his men, “Keep drilling. It’s there. I know it’s there.” And he eventually tapped into it because he was persistent.
Confession: I refuse to give up; I refuse to quit. I know that health and healing belong to me. I continue to meditate on and speak the promises of God. And I will see the manifestation in my body.
Source: Health Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications. Copyright © 2002, 2007 Rhema Bible Church aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved.
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