Today……….do you have something on your mind that you need to give up to God? Is there something you are worrying about?
Psalm 56:11 says “In God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?”
I’ve had a rough couple of weeks. I was praying about whether to quit something for which I have responsibility. I have never quit anything, but emotionally I’m not sure if I can continue the stress of this situation. I have prayed and prayed for direction.
I spent many days worrying about this situation and what I should do. I just felt like I wasn’t getting an answer. I would feel like I was supposed to continue, then I’d wake up and feel like it was time to throw in the towel.
One morning on the way to work I was praying about the situation. When I finished praying, I turned on the radio and Mandisa’s song “Overcomer” was playing……but not the whole song, just the last two lines – “Don’t quit, don’t give up, you’re an Overcomer. Don’t quit, don’t give up, you’re an Overcomer.” I smiled and said “okay God. I won’t quit.”
But honestly, I kept thinking that was way too simple. Maybe it was just a coincidence.
I went to lunch with a friend and was telling her the story and kind of taking it lightly. When I got back in the car and turned on the radio, the exact same song at the exact same spot was on the radio. I had to call my friend and tell her that I didn’t think it was a coincidence!
The next night, I went to a meeting for an upcoming women’s conference and the leader of the conference unzipped her jacket and her shirt just said “Don’t Quit!”
What else do I need…………God doesn’t do coincidence. He is direct and He is intentional. No matter how hard it is and no matter what man does to me, I can’t quit……….because I’m an Overcomer………and God clearly told me so!!