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Perseverance is the ability to keep pushing forward to accomplish your goals when people or situations hold you back. The dictionary definition of perseverance is the steady persistence in the course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially despite difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement. Sometimes we all get the feeling of quitting, but if we hang in a little longer, we learn that all things are possible with God and that to stop something (unless it is sinful) is often not the right choice. On the other hand, don’t you agree that common sense tells us there is an appropriate time to throw in the towel? Please pray hard about it before you possibly do so. Generally speaking, quitting is not the best choice.

Remember that prayer should be a part of our morning quiet time, but if you have forgotten to do so, you can always get back to it later and pray. Our relationship with God is not legalistic! Sometimes it is easier said than done, but I know it is true that when the going gets tough, the tough get going. There is no need to quit when the opposition is against you; it is just when God closes one door, He will open another door or window.  Don’t forget that prayer doesn’t just have to be only in the morning; you can pray to God anytime or day, and He can give you the direction for you to go, whether you are to quit or not to quit! ~ Bill Greguska

James 1:12  Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.




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Do Not Quit Without Giving It Your Best Shot!

My mother, coaches, teachers, and others often told me not to quit. But, I can recall twice in my life that I wanted to stop living because of all the pain I was experiencing. The first time was when I was in high school, and the second was when my wife divorced me.  But I thank God for putting outstanding people in my life to encourage me and point me back to the Lord.

I mention this because we all have hit a wall in our life, and you, too, can overcome it with the help of God as I did. Whatever you do, do not quit! Think of it this way: your doubts will starve when you feed your faith. When you feed your doubts, your confidence will starve. It is up to you what you are going to choose to do. I used to tell my kids Chris and Sherry that when they were going through a challenging time growing up, “40 pounds of pain often can give you 400 pounds of gain!

Whether it’s a financial crisis you’re in, a divorce you’ve been through, or an unthinkable sin you’ve committed, don’t ever give in to the thinking that you won’t recover. Nothing seems more discouraging than to think you’ll never get out of the pain, debt, or guilt you’re in. Accepting negative thoughts that pop into your head or seem to haunt you is unnecessary, which comes with tearing down ideas instead of building up. If you focus on them, your thought process tends to spiral down, which opens the door to anger or depression. Do not quit, especially when things are looking bad! ~ Bill Greguska


Keep Pushing On…Do Not Quit!


What Has God Promised?

God hath not promised skies always blue,
Flower-strewn pathways all our lives through;
God hath not promised sun without rain,
Joy without sorrow, peace without pain. But God hath promised strength for the day,
Rest for the labor, light for the way,
Grace for the trials, help from above,
Unfailing sympathy, undying love. God hath not promised we shall not know
Toil and temptation, trouble and woe;
He hath not told us we shall not bear
Many a burden, many a care. God hath not promised smooth roads and wide,
Swift, easy travel, needing no guide;
Never a mountain rocky and steep,
Never a river turbid and deep.
~ A.J. Flint



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Rest if you must, but do not quit. You can never tell how close you are to your goal, so do not stop!


A Little Bit About The Do Not Quit Poem!

The poem below, “Do Not Quit,” has been inspirational since my twenties. I am now in my fifties and still love it. I love it so much that I even put it on my evangelistic business cards to pass out to people. The words are real and can speak right to every reader at some point! 

When this poem talks about not quitting, I pray that people take that a little more seriously regarding marriage, friendships, jobs, or any other type of commitment. We must focus on those three simple words, “Do not quit.”

As coach Bear Bryant once said, “Never quit. It is the easiest cop-out in the world. Set a goal, and don’t quit until you attain it. When you attain it, set another goal, and don’t quit until you reach it. Never quit.”



Do Not Quit Poem Is Inspirational. NeedEncouragement.com“When things go wrong, as they sometimes will when the road you’re trudging seems all uphill. When funds are low and the debts are high, you want to smile, but you have to sigh; when care is pressing you down a bit, Rest if you must, but don’t want to smile, but you have to sigh, when care is pressing you down a bit, Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.

Life is strange with its twists and turns, as every one of us sometimes learns, And many a failure would turn about when you might have won if you would have stuck it out. So don’t give up. Though the pace seems slow, you may succeed with another blow.

Success is failure turned inside out, The silver tint of the clouds of doubt, and you never can tell how close you are; it may be near when it seems afar, So stick to the fight when you’re the hardest hit; it’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.”

– Author unknown 


Do Not Quit, But If You Fall, Fall Forward!

Find Courage

(This section is from The Book I wrote)

Lord, it has been said that only the strong survive. That is only true if we are getting our strength from you, Lord.  That is the thing that counts, not the courage that I can muster up on my own. In difficult times, I try to keep my head level and my eyes focused on you. You help me find in you, not in my own power, the encouragement and strength I need.

The world can be frightening.  We consistently hear about horrific things on the local news, in the newspaper, on the radio, and the internet. It helps to know that you are in control even when things are going wrong or life seems to be unfair and out of control.

As your word says in 2 Timothy 1:7, you have not given me a spirit of fear; you have given me a spirit of power, love and self-discipline. Please help me to lean into you to gain the courage and strength I need to make it each day, and to put aside any and all fear that may raise its ugly head.

Joshua 1:9 ~ The LORD said, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged; for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. ~ Nelson Mandela, South African anti-apartheid revolutionary political leader and former President of South Africa.






Some Specific Scriptures To Encourage You:

Philippians 4:13 ESV

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV 

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation, he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Romans 6:23 ESV 

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 3:23 ESV 

For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God,

John 10:10 ESV 

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

John 3:16 ESV 

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

John 1:1 ESV

In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

1 John 2:1 ESV 

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

1 Peter 3:18 ESV 

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,

James 1:12 ESV 

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

Hebrews 12:1 ESV 

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.


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