The king stuck the ground three times and then quit. The Holy Man became angry with him: "Why didn't you hit the ground five or six times?"
II Kings 13
Dare I say it? The primary reason we don't experience a complete breakthrough is because we quit too soon! There is a time to call it quits--if the Lord has released you from the thing he called you too. But you better not quit for any other reason!
When I get discouraged, 9 times out of 10, it's because I'm focused on the short-term. I need to zoom out and see the big picture. Here's some encouragement. In the words of Bill Gates: we tend to overestimate what we can accomplish in 2 years and underestimate what we can accomplish in 10 years. It's true! Don't quit after three attempts. Keep hitting the ground. Literally and figuratively. One way we honor God is simply this: keep on keeping on.
Monday, November 02, 2009
Mark Batterson post: Keep On Keeping On
Posted by Jim at 5:08 AM