Are You Ready to Give Up?


"Many of life's failures are people who 

did not realize how close they were  
to success when they gave up." 
- Thomas Edison 

I often wonder about "timing" and why most of the things I pray for don't show up until the final hour. Have your ever experienced that? It seems like 11:59 is the place on God's clock when things should happen for Cup of Joe! 
Let me keep it real simple today...it's always too soon to quit. If you are thinking about giving up on a dream or idea, take a moment today to ask yourself this question: "If the blessing you were waiting on was coming later today, would you still stop moving forward?" Would you give up now? If you are normal, you would say absolutely not! 
Don't give up! Trust in the Lord and don't lean on what you know. Hold up your head and hold out your hope! You could be soooo close! Don't quit...do it!

Oh That I Had Wings!

My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death have fallen on me. 
Fear and trembling have beset me; horror has overwhelmed me. 
I said, “Oh, that I had the wings of a dove!
I would fly away and be at rest. 
 I would flee far away 
and stay in the desert;  I would hurry to my place of shelter, 
far from the tempest and storm.” Psalm 55:4-8
Many times when I read the psalms I have this feeling that David and I would have been great friends. We seem to connect on many levels and share so many emotions. I am certain that you too have had troubles and difficulties that made you wish you had wings so that you could just fly out of the drama, away from the storm and land in a place of safety.
We don't have wings because we were not designed to fly away but to stay. That's right, to plant your feet firm in His Word, to proclaim His promises and to expect the mountains to move and the enemies to leave. Let God arise and His enemies be scattered!
The only truly safe shelter is to be "in Christ". You get there by praying, by allowing positive thoughts to saturate your mind and by speaking words of faith and power. Someone once said, "you can say what you have or you can have what you say." So hang tough...be strong and very courageous and don't be afraid or discouraged. The storm is almost over!