When you are tired of starting again, in business and in life, don’t give up!
It is easier said than done and especially in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic and yet for my family this has been our driving force for the last 9 months – Don’t Give Up, Give it to God!
Let me share with you my story and how God walked with us as a family on our journey of the last 8 months.
In December 2019 my wife was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer and she had to be operated on immediately. Although she wasn’t feeling healthy prior to the diagnoses, she believed this was more a case of burnout due to all the pressure from her work. As always, the December holidays would renew her energy and motivation.
After 7 doctors’ consultations in the 2 months prior to the diagnosis and as a result of a persistent dry cough she was referred for a series of x-rays and a CT-scan. And heard the words you do not ever want to hear in your life – “you’ve got colon cancer.”
It was during this time that my wife, Isobel, saw a post on social media on Psalm 118:14 that truly motivated us as a family and strengthened our belief in Jesus Christ in this period. Whenever we felt hopeless and down, reading the words of Psalm 118:14 gave us new inspiration
Psalm 118:14 says, and I quote “The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation”
We truly believed that this battle wasn’t ours, it’s the Lords.
The following words come directly from this post on social media, and it motivated us every single day:
Whenever you feel like giving in or giving up, remember that your strength comes from the Lord.
Whenever you are down and out and can’t seem to pick yourself up, remember that your strength comes from the Lord.
When you feel weak and overwhelmed, remember that your strength comes from the Lord.
Don’t give up now!
God has amazing things in store for you.
- During the battle the Lord will fight for you.
- On the trial the Lord will strengthen you.
- In the test the Lord will encourage you.
Be a conqueror;
You are part of a royal priesthood;
Become the head and not the tail;
Prevail in this life;
Defeat the enemy and you will inherit eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
Don’t give up! Give it to God
Based on the Facebook Post by Phillips Temple CME
On Friday, July 17th 2020, 8 months after hearing the devastating news of having cancer, my wife Isobel got the news that there was no trace of cancer in her body.
God is Good and we can certainly testify of he fought for us, that he strengthened us and that he encouraged us during this time of battle.
We have shared this inspiration of Psalm 118 with our friends and family, with other cancer patients and with whomever we believed that this would inspire, to not give up.
Perhaps you need some inspiration and motivation for your life and your business!
Stay strong and believe in him. Don’t give up, give it to God!