WHAT, QUIT?—NEVER!!

Monday, March 2, 2020

Welcome to my Monday Blog, Everyone!!

Thanks so much for visiting me here each week! Feel free to leave a comment – I do love hearing from you all.

You know, sometimes when our paths get heavy-laden, dreary, and everyday seems like a rainy Monday coming down, do you ever consider quitting? You know, like, “I’m done here, it’s over, arrivederci, sayonara, maybe Tomorrow, Annie.”

Of course—we all have! Sometimes the dragon wins the battle, but not necessarily the war!  I choose to believe that is the precise moment we realize what we’re made of. Are we cowards or courageous!? Which is it? None of us is immune to the dragon. He comes in many forms—to slay us, our hopes and our dreams.

Between you and me, I choose to fight that dragon till there’s no fight left in me, and there’s no one better to fight my battle for me than me. I know what ‘s at stake and how dear it is to me, and noone will fight harder for me than me!

Yep, I talk big, don’t I? Well, when one has faith, in a superior being—it sure makes Life’s challenges a whole lot easier to bear. Remember, David and Goliath? Goliath may as well have been a fire-breathing dragon to David; however, David rose to the occasion and with a small sling shot and a stone, David slew his dragon…literally…right then and there, without anyone’s help—just him and his devout faith.

David had no armor, no experience, no equipment, he was not battle tested, nor was he trained; however, the one thing he did have that Goliath also had was confidence. The huge difference  though, was that David’s confidence was in his heavenly Father, God, and not in his own strength – just God in heaven.

“You have also given me the shield of Your salvation, And Your right hand upholds me; And Your gentleness makes me great. —Psalm 18:35

The story of David is only one of many, we have which tells us of the peace and happiness we can achieve in our daily lives as we live our gift of Life here on Earth. This depiction also shows us how scary Life can get sometimes, but more importantly, how our faith in our Heavenly Father can help us slay our dragons, regardless of the form in which they appear to us.

“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His  purpose.” —Romans 8:28

“With man this is possible, but with God ALL things are possible.” – Matthew 19-26

What, quit? Never!!

This week, let’s all test our faith and put on our shields of salvation. Let’s allow God to work through us, as both His gentleness and strength makes us greater than we can imagine! Let’s all pray for one another as we know not the trials each other faces. Amen. Hallelujah!!

God is Good! God is Great!! Always!!!

I love you,

Margaret

5 thoughts on “WHAT, QUIT?—NEVER!!

  1. Lynthia Manderson

    Margaret,
    Thank you for your words of inspiration for the many who are burdened down with life’s problems, including physical pain and suffering. Some days our first trial is just managing to get out of bed to finish what was started yesterday. There is a reason for taking “one day at a time”. We are not promised even that, so each day is a Blessing. Jesus knew all about suffering, and of the worst kind, yet he never let go of his faith in God.

    I believe that we all suffer in some way in our lives, and each person’s trials are specifically for them to endure and overcome. That is when our faith in God must be at its strongest. It is not over, until it is over, and only our Heavenly Father knows when that will be. If we will ask him, Jesus will take our weaknesses and return them with overwhelming strength. May God Bless You Margaret with his miraculous healing powers in all areas of your life.

    LM

    Reply
    1. Author Margaret McBride Post author

      Hi there, LM,
      You have expressed both truthfully and eloquently, not only the POWER in suffering but the BLESSINGS which come with it, as well! God bestows upon us His Wisdom—if we’ll listen, His Forgiveness—if we’ll just ask and most of all, His undying Love —if we’ll just accept it. Thank you, dearest, for a true Blessing for our hearts & minds today! YOU Rock and Jesus loves You very much!
      I do too,
      Margaret

      Reply
  2. Fay

    I love the passages you used with this, and the comparison of David not being equipped with anything but his faith in God’s power. So many things try to come against us (like the dragon aka works of the devil) to tear us down and convince us that our faith isn’t working. Sometimes we just need a break, rest, a chance to get away from the situation so we can see it more clearly. When we rely on God as our source we can do anything, even slay the mean old dragons that try to take us down. “I can do all things through Christ[a] who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

    Love and blessings for strength in all you endeavor with the power of His might.

    Reply
    1. Author Margaret McBride Post author

      Amen, Fay!! Thank you and I agree with taking a break and stepping back to get a better look at the situation. No matter how BIG that “giant” of ours is, GOD is BIGGER!! When we are weak and scared, our FAITH is tested. We may lose faith in ourselves, we’re so human, but we must NEVER lose faith in GOD …The Great “I AM GOD and nothing is too hard for me.” – Jeramiah 32:27
      Blessings to you in all you do.
      Love,
      Margaret

      Reply

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