“Every man that quits never wins” – Pastor Austyn
In the face of challenges, do not give up and remain relentless.
Isaac experienced a number of disputes about the wells he dug but he did not allow the disputes from receiving his prized well.
Genesis 26:1-26 – 1 And there was a famine in the land, besides the famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines to Gerar. 2 And Jehovah appeared to him and said, Do not go down into Egypt. Live in the land which I shall tell you of. 3 Reside in this land, and I will be with you and bless you. For to you and to your seed I will give all these lands; and I will establish the oath which I swore to Abraham your father. 4 And I will make your seed to multiply as the stars of the heavens, and will give to your seed all these lands. And in your Seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, 5 because Abraham obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My Laws. 6 And Isaac lived in Gerar. 7 And the men of the place asked about his wife. And he said, She is my sister. For he feared to say, My wife; lest the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah, because she was beautiful of form. 8 And when he had been there a long time, it happened that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out through the window, and saw; and behold! Isaac was caressing Rebekah his wife. 9 And Abimelech called Isaac and said, Behold! She surely is your wife. And why did you say, She is my sister? And Isaac said to him, Because I said, Lest I die on account of her. 10 And Abimelech said, What is this you have done to us? One of the people might have lain with your wife, and you would have brought guilt upon us. 11 And Abimelech charged all his people, saying, He that touches this man or his wife shall surely be put to death. 12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year a hundredfold. And Jehovah blessed him. 13 And the man became great. And he went forward and grew until he grew very great. 14 And he had possession of flocks and possession of herds, and many servants. And the Philistines envied him. 15 For all the wells which his father’s servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, the Philistines had stopped them and filled them with earth. 16 And Abimelech said to Isaac, Go away from us, for you are mightier than we are.17 And Isaac departed from there, and pitched his tent in the valley of Gerar, and lived there. 18 And Isaac dug again the wells of water which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham. And he called their names after the names by which his father had called them. 19 And Isaac’s servants dug in the valley, and found there a well of flowing water. 20 And the herdsmen of Gerar strove with Isaac’s herdsmen, saying, The water is ours. And he called the name of the well Contention, because they strove with him. 21 And they dug another well, and they strove for that also. And he called the name of it Opposition. 22 And he moved from there, and dug another well, and they did not strive for that. And he called the name of it Broad Places. And he said, For now Jehovah has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land. 23 And he went from there to Beer-sheba. 24 And Jehovah appeared to him the same night, and said, I am the God of Abraham your father. Do not fear, for I am with you, and will bless you and multiply your seed for My servant Abraham’s sake. 25 And he built an altar there, and called upon the name of Jehovah, and pitched his tent there. And Isaac’s servants dug a well there. 26 And he built an altar there, and called upon the name of Jehovah, and pitched his tent there. And Isaac’s servants dug a well there.
How do you be relentless is the face of challenges?
- The Instructions you are willing to obey, will determine the miracle that you will receive.
- It does not matter how many people are against you. They do not determine your success.
- You haven’t got the time to manage stress since you are too blessed to be stressed. Rather spend your time managing your blessings.
- You must think of promotion, expansion, increase and focus on the goal. Do not be distracted from heading towards your success.
- “Champions are not born, they are made” – Pastor Austyn
- You must decide what you are made of. Motivate yourself and believe that you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.
- “Before you head into the battle, you are already a winner” – Pastor Austyn
- Do not give up on your desire. Though the vision may tarry, wait for it until you have accomplished it.
- Do not be complacent and remain creative to build on ideas to increase your wealth and value.
- People may mock you, but you have to be tenacious and fight to succeed because that is who you are; Successful.
- Be positive-minded and do not give into pressure.
- Remember that you were designed to be successful.
“If God never fails, then you are not programmed to be a failure” – Pastor Austyn
People will want to associate with relentless people rather than passive people.
Isaiah 54:2 – Make the place of your tent larger, and let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings. Do not spare, lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes;
Enlarge your territory, pursue progress and increase in all areas of your life.
Inside of you is greatness. When you are blessed, your enemies will want to fight with you, but you have to refuse to complain and believe that God is on your side.
Be like Isaac, and dig those wells again until you find that well of success.
2 Timothy 2:20 – But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honor, and some to dishonor.
Embrace God and he will make you Great.
Here is a song by Mary Mary called Never Wave My Flag. Don’t wave your flag of defeat when God has made you a winner. May this song bless your spirit today.