Several months ago, my friend, Fran encouraged me with this phrase. “Eyes up! Press on!” She encouraged me at a time when I was feeling very defeated and I wondered what in the world God was up to. Have you had those times? Have you had times when you could not see how anything good could come from your trial? I imagine most of us have been there. It would be so easy during those times to give up and quit running our race. It would be easy to say, “That’s it! I am done! I do not need this!”. During those times, my friend, you and I must have perseverance. We must keep our eyes focused on Him, stand on His Word and keep pressing forward.
God loves you and He has a purpose for your life. He is FOR you and He invites you to join Him in the work He is doing. As you seek to fulfill God’s calling on your life, people will probably discourage you in your efforts. Some people will even turn against you. At times you will struggle. You will probably feel defeated along the way, but you must persevere, my friend. When He is calling you, He will enable you!
Do not give up! Eyes up! Press on!
So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. ~Galatians 6:9
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