Now Is Not the Time to Quit!

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OVER THE YEARS, I’ve noticed that many people start believing God for something, then just
before their answer comes, they quit. However, success comes by standing firm on God’s Word. Ephesians 6:13–14 (NKJV) says, “Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore.”

If we quit standing on the Word and give up, what have we gained? But if we keep going, what have we got to lose? That’s the way I look at things. I don’t believe in quitting. If other people have stood on God’s Word and succeeded, we can too.

People may tell us that it’s too late to succeed in life. But it’s never too late with God. Some of our plans and dreams may be buried amidst mistakes we’ve made, but Jesus is the Restorer. Jesus is the One Who takes what we have messed up and turns it into something good.

Everyone makes mistakes. We don’t have to hang our heads because of something we did. Instead, we can thank God for Jesus the Restorer. When we fall, He will pick us up. He will forgive us and say, “It’s going to be all right, My child. Now go and live for Me. I do not condemn you; go and sin
no more.”

Through His restoring power, Jesus can take all God has given us—that which we’ve let lie dormant—and resurrect it into a flame burning bright. That flame will enable us to accomplish great things in our community, on our job, in our church, in our home, and wherever else we go.

The Bible contains many examples of men and women who wouldn’t quit in the face of obstacles. They stayed in faith, stood their ground, and received their miracle.

In Matthew chapter 15, we find the story of the Canaanite woman who asked Jesus to heal her demon-possessed daughter. Jesus told her, “It’s not right to take the children’s bread and give it to the dogs.” The woman could have given up and walked away. But if she had, she would have quit on the brink of her miracle. Instead, she persisted and said, “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from the Master’s table.” Jesus marveled at her faith, and her daughter was healed at that hour (Matt. 15:22–28).

In Mark chapter 2, we read the story of the paralytic who was brought to Jesus by his four friends. They couldn’t get in the house where Jesus was because of the crowd, but they didn’t quit on the brink of their miracle. They climbed on top of the house, tore a hole in the roof, and let the paralytic down in front of Jesus. And Jesus healed him
(Mark 2:3–12).

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Heb. 13:8). Whatever we need, Jesus is the
answer. WE MAY BE STANDING FOR SOMETHING, AND WE THINK IT’S NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN. BUT WE MUST NOT QUIT ON THE BRINK OF OUR MIRACLE. Payday may not be tomorrow or the next day, but if we keep standing, payday will come.

If blind Bartimaeus had sat on the ground and listened to the crowd telling him to be quiet, he would have been blind the rest of his life. But he defied the crowd and persisted in his faith. He stood up and cried, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” And he was healed. (See Mark 10:46–52.)

When you’re in faith, you can rest assured that your miracle is on its way. So keep standing your ground. No matter what you have been through or what you are facing, don’t quit!


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[Editor’s Note: Kenneth W. Hagin is president of Rhema Bible Training College.]

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