I have told the story so many times yet each time it gets a little more modified, a little more passionate. It is about a speech Winston Churchill gave to a group of college students in his latter years. Old and feeble it consisted of only 3 words but each time he rose to speak his voice gained tone and clarity.
Never Give Up
Just think of the possibilities of doing this. Our relationships can mend, our battle to lose weight can be won, our dreams can come true, our families can heal, and our goals can become reality. But beyond these words comes a question, why do we put them into practice?
Because we can always get better, we can always change, we can always go a little farther, do a little more to help, be a better person, father, husband, wife, friend, encourager and on and on and on. We put those words into practice because we are those with a fighting spirit who follow the words of our leaders, especially of our ultimate leader, God.
With God, nothing is impossible
Have something getting the best of you? Something not happening that requires more effort of you? Get up, get out, go do it, get right because the Lord has shown us that we are not to shrink away from a challenge and we can get things right if we just believe that with his help we can do all things.
The little engine that could, the Braves from worst to first, to dream the impossible dream, the Cubs win the World Series, David defeats Goliath,
Jesus rises from the dead, the lost son comes home...........we have the examples, now it is just up to us to say, you know what?
I will Never Give Up!
Glenn is an ex-Marine Viet Nam vet who is also a recovering alcoholic, clean and sober for 30 years. He has been involved in start up and ongoing recovery ministry at North Atlanta Church and Campus for the last two decades. He has a passion for outreach and to spread the message that the answer to lasting and fulfilling recovery from addiction is in a relationship with Jesus Christ. He and the ATB team are available to assist in your questions or needs on an individual basis and will do so maintaining complete confidentiality. You may e-mail him at email@example.com.