GOD’S Bob April 24, 2021
“Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance” (1 Corinthians 13:7 NLT).
Those who have inspired me over the years have been mostly coaches. I believe the best coaches know how to draw out the very best each has to give. I had a lot of those type of coaches. You look at any “winning” coach and to me the secret to their success is they can motivate below average talented players to believe in themselves and elevate to much more than they thought they would ever achieve. We all have that inside us if we can just tap into it. But the key is to not ever quit. Coach Bryant said the following about quitting. “Losing doesn’t make me want to quit. It makes me want to fight that much harder.” And ““Never quit. It is the easiest cop-out in the world. Set a goal and do not quit until you attain it. When you do attain it, set another goal, and do not quit until you reach it. Never quit.”
Love never quits. It is persistent. It is determined. It is diligent. It is resolute. Love endures the worst and love is stubborn as it does not give up on a relationship. The purpose of a relationship is to make you holy and teach us how to think of others more than of ourselves. When we do that, we are happy. We do that, we learn things by persevering through hard times that we would never learn any other way.
I do not know where you are as you read this. Life may be a bowl of cherries or all peaches and cream (NOTICE THE FOOD THEME) …and I hope and pray it is! I do know this too. We all have seasons in our life where a relationship seems doomed to fail. There may be health problems that are getting in the way of life in a big way. You may be facing uncertain times with money or lack of employment. It may be a loved one who is going through these things and it hurts.
We get tired, the fight is hard! I am going to say that I believe in you! I do! I believe in the best we have to offer. Yes, we are flawed beings, but we were created by good. A Creator who made us for a good work. A Creator who loves us so much He did an amazing, true love, act to reconcile his creation to Him. So, maybe I am believing in you is not enough! And you may be right!
You must know this though. God believes in you! I do! I want you to believe!
DON’T GIVE UP! REST BUT DO NOT STOP! KEEP ON PERSEVERING! BE STUBBORN (I have that one down pat),
HOLD ON TO GOD’S LASTING LOVE, WHICH IS THE SAME TODAY, THE SAME THAT IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN AND ALWAYS WILL BE. THAT LASTING LOVE IS WORTH ALL THE FIGHT YOU HAVE!!
LEARN TO LOVE…. ALL PEOPLE. IT IS THE SINGLE GREATEST LESSON YOU WILL LEARN.
WE ARE HERE ON GOD’S PLANET TO LOVE!!!
IT IS NOT ALWAYS EASY TO LOVE ALL PEOPLE OR SOME PEOPLE!!!
LET GOD’S LOVE FLOW THROUGH YOU. Philippians 2:5 says, “You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had” (NLT).
HUMAN LOVE WEARS OUT!
WE NEED JESUS LOVE IN US!
THEN, WE CAN OFFER LASTING LOVE TO ALL OTHERS.
OPEN YOUR LIFE UP TO JESUS!!!
LET HIM LOVE OTHERS THRU YOU!!!