Monday, July 16, 2012

Never Give Up

     What does 'never give up' mean to you?  To me, it means determination and perserverance.  I have been this very mouse so many times in my life.
      I think we can learn alot from this mouse.  Let's begin with setting a goal for yourself.  No one can achieve the things you want, for you.  It takes drive in you to follow thru despite the obstacles along the way.
      The mouse has also suited himself with protective gear for the obvious danger ahead.  'Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.'  Have the 'truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.'  We can stand firm in our faith, when we are prepared for the battles that are guaranteed to come.
     To the mouse, he also knows cheese is good for him.  So this points to the fact of never grow weary in doing good.  Galatians 6;9  'Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.' 2 Thessalonians 3;13 'And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good.'  I cannot tell you how much doing for others will reap benefits for yourself as well.
     So if you ever hear 'never give up' from someone, remember it means many things.  Plan for your future with purpose, prepare yourself for the obstacles, and to do good in all things.