I Get the Feeling You Just Will Not Quit!
November 21, 2014
2 Corinthians 6:4–10
Key Verse: 2 Corinthians 6:4
In all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God.
Something else you need to know about being in a battle is that you must know what to protect.
Inevitably your hide is going to get some nicks, scratches, and bruises in a battle. If God calls you to lay down your life, like the apostle Paul, to save the lives of a lot of people, then you might take a lot of hits in the course of the war.
Just accept that fact. You are going endure actual combat, but a wise person in battle knows what to protect. “I may have to lose such-and-such, but this other is the most important thing in the midst of this battle.” “I am going to take some hits, but as long as I guard that which God has ordained for me to guard and take the land that God has ordained for me to take, I might limp in, but I am going in.”
Paul, the seasoned battle veteran of the first century, put it this way: “In all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings” (2 Cor. 6:4–5 nkjv). Do you get the feeling that this man just would not quit? That is the attitude we need in this day and age. Advance the cause of the King and His kingdom, no matter what. It is your destiny.
Heavenly Father, I will not pretend that I can do this because I cannot do it in my own strength and ability. Be my strength, Lord. Rise up within me and accomplish that holy thing You revealed to me by Your Spirit. I will do my part—to believe, obey, and follow. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.