Do not give up

Last Update: February 18, 2020


I woke up at 3:00 this morning, thinking about the challenges of past days, and contemplating what the future might look like. At that time of day, things didn't look very good, no matter what the realities were. So, about 20 minutes later, I rolled out of bed, poured myself a cup of left-over coffee and sat down with my computer.

As usual, I decided to take a quick look at my emails. There, sandwiched in between a long list of Wealthy Affiliate blogs was a daily verse segment from my YouVerse Bible app. The segment was the last four words of the New International Version of Galatians 6.9 - "DO NOT GIVE UP" in big red block letters!

The entire verse reads: "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we DO NOT GIVE UP!"

WOW!! Now, I am accustomed to reading this kind of messages from my WA family, but I must say, I was a pleasantly surprised by this one from a higher realm. IT WAS AWESOME! IT IS AWESOME, and so apropos!

I am always in need of a boost of morale, but at 3:30 in the morning?! Woo Hoo!

Now, I am not trying to sermonize, but isn't it good to have a witness that we are not alone, whether we perceive it as coming from an unseen realm, or from our vast community of WA family members.

I must say that the connections I have with this community of like-minded people was an unexpected, but delightful by-product of my experience in the training and development of my website here at Wealthy Affiliate.

Hey, I just felt like I could not afford not to share this unique experience with y'all in the event that it just might be a needed boost for someone. That is what we are about, isn't it?

DO NOT GIVE UP! Those are the words of a man who traversed hundreds of miles over rugged, mountainous terrain, suffered shipwreck, imprisonment, and many other hardships to fulfill his calling. His own testimony was that he had fought a good fight, finished his course, and fulfilled his commitment to a higher calling than web building. His name: Paul, the Apostle.

This is the kind of outlook each of us needs.

Hey, I'm up - are you?


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gnoose Premium
Yup Earl, right behind you. Got up at 4 for no apparent reason. Darn it. Glad your wake up came with an inspirational message and thank you for sharing it with us.

lesabre Premium
Hi Earl, quite an inspirational message to be reading that early in the morning. Almost like a sign.
Thank you for the share.

Best wishes,
JrzyGrlBJ Premium
Yes, I'm up. And I'm not giving up until I'm 6 feet under. And then I may still be kicking.
ELangley1 Premium
Now that's determination.
JeffreyBrown Premium
You bet I am, Earl, and I won't EVER give up--not in a million years! Great to hear from you, my friend!
ELangley1 Premium
Thank you Jeff. Have a wonderful week.
JeffreyBrown Premium
I will--you too, Earl!
HeidiAnders3 Premium
Earl!! This is a serendipitous moment, my sweet friend!! Something placed JUST for you, at exactly the right time! HE knows what He is doing!!🙏

Thank you for sharing this with us!! I'm so happy you witnessed this message this morning! You're off to a well-deserved and serendipitous day!!!🤗💚
ELangley1 Premium
Thank you, Heidi. You're so kind.