He Brought You This Far, Never Quit
“Do you ever just want to quit?” Peyton asked his sister, Pam?
Pam smiled. Peyton’s question may have shocked other family members, or even been considered insensitive or rude, but Pam appreciated his candidness. He was probably the only one who could have been that blunt with her, especially at a time like this.
“I mean, do you have thoughts of suicide?” Peyton pressed.
“I knew what you meant when you asked the first question,” Pam answered softly. She sat down on her brother’s front porch, taking a break from unloading the moving truck. “I don’t know why things have happened the way they have. Losing a job I loved, a home I rebuilt, and a marriage after eight years. Yes, I’ve thought about it.”
“Oh,” Peyton said, a little taken aback.
“Not what you expected me to say?” Pam laughed. “Did you just see me as a woman of faith?” “As I look back over my life, I’ve been in some hard places, but God always brings me through. He didn’t bring me this far to leave me, so I can’t stop now.”
Have you ever wanted to give up? Life is not always easy, and many of us face insurmountable circumstances over many different seasons during our lifetime.
God placed you on the earth with a purpose and a plan. Everything you’ve overcome in life has influenced who you are and how God can use you to bring glory to Him. Philippians 1:6 says you can be “confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Jesus Christ” (NIV).
- God is faithful to complete everything He starts. When He created the earth, He declared it good. His work in you is also good, even if you are struggling.
- He will never give up on you.
- When you feel incomplete, unfinished, remember, you are still a masterpiece in His hands.
Don’t allow your present circumstance to steal your joy or cause you to give up on yourself or God’s plan. Take courage, hold fast, stand firm, and press on! He will help you grow in grace and confidence in Him.