don’t give up

Posted: January 27th, 2011 | Filed under: life | Tags: | 5 Comments »

“Should we weed out the thistles?” -Matthew 13:28

“No, if you weed the thistles, you’ll pull up the wheat, too.”Jesus, Matthew 13:29

Resolve to never give up on on someone. It will help you to never give up on yourself.

We are all in this together. All of our junk, our mistakes, and our failed attempts are part of growing. We’re not finished yet. Stick with it. What else is there to do?

A sense of blood-bought pardon and of undeserved mercy is the best means of dissolving a heart of stone. -Charles Spurgeon



5 Comments on “don’t give up”

  1. 1 Mel @ Trailing After said at 5:48 am on January 27th, 2011:

    Thank you, that is what I needed to hear today. Not sleeping this week is really starting to toy with my emotions.



    Please feel free to stop by: Trailing After God

  2. 2 Cyndi said at 7:12 am on January 27th, 2011:

    Just when I feel I can't (or don't want) to go on waiting for God to bring my husband home, you write a post that is just what I need to hear. A couple of days ago after a "discussion" with my husband where my pride stepped in, I read your post "you don't have to win." Again, just what God wanted me to hear.

    Thank you for being real. I read your book. Actually I devoured your book. For someone who had 2 affairs, I felt it. And God spoke to me through it.

    Again, thank you.


  3. 3 Heather said at 12:06 pm on January 27th, 2011:

    I struggle with this. The process of me being vulnerable and open, honest and real is risky. And then if I get a response that is hurtful or rejection, then I tend to tail spin. It's a 2 week ordeal of me not sleeping well, a massive stomach ache, and lots of tears. It's an ugly cycle. And destructive. I think there is real healing when I can remain open in my heart but not reach out anymore. Place the relationship in "long term parking" so to speak and let her bring the car around when she is ready.

  4. 4 another Heather said at 12:28 pm on January 27th, 2011:

    Heather –

    you might as well have taken the words right out of my mouth. I can pretend to be ok, but one wrong word from another sends me into a tailspin. Like you said – an ugly and destructive one….

  5. 5 eileen said at 4:05 pm on January 28th, 2011:

    "Resolve to never give up on someone. It will help you to never give up on yourself."

    God doesn't…we shouldn't either.

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