Showing posts with label keep going. Show all posts
Showing posts with label keep going. Show all posts

Saturday, August 31, 2019

When my Feet Hit the Floor - I Gotta Try

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Mrs. Hatch printed the word 'try' on the over-sized sheet of writing paper. "What does it mean to try?" The students discussed with each other what they thought the word meant. The children piped up with answers like keep going, work harder, and don't give up. She shared with them that as long as they try their best, they are successful.

I like this quote she shared with the students, "It's okay to not know, but it's not okay to not try." Their young minds don't know everything, but they are in school to learn and to make an attempt at doing their best. As believers in Jesus, we don't know our whole story. God has a plan for our lives, one that affects other people. The Holy Spirit guides us even as we don't know the outcome. As followers Jesus asks us to try our best. He needs us to not give up. We don't know when Jesus will return to take us home, but we do know that he wants us to live each day for him.

When I've sinned, I need to repent. When I grow weary, I need to ask God for strength. When I get discouraged, I need to pray and read his word. I need to keep trying. Every day when my feet hit the floor, I need to give the day to God and ask him what he wants me to do. Notice I use the word need in each sentence. I may not want to do those things, but I need to. That's part of trying to do my best for Jesus.

Keep trying. Don't lose heart.

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