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Hold Out - Key To Winning

April 19, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 132

To hold out demands a definite purpose or goal which acts as a bellwether for your decision. Life's troubles have ways of draining out our strengths and hopes, both physically and spiritually. The tendency is to grow weary when difficulties persist in our lives and solutions are far-fetched. The air of hope leaks out, our resolve wanes and you can barely hold out until help comes your way. Let's explore the important elements of holding out.

On top of the list is courage. Is the confidence, the boldness and determination to prevail over situations despite some difficulties. If you lose your courage, you'll lose the fire of purpose. Apostle Paul showed how to hold out when he wrote, "But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed, we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but nor forsaken, cast down, but not destroyed" (2 Corinthians 4:7-9, KJV). With courage we can rise above the circumstances and hold out to victory.

Since the light of the body is the eye, the first thing Satan tries to do is to blind us from (a) knowledge of God (b) consequences of sin (c) Divine provisions and (d) God's constant presence and grace

The lack of the foregoing diminishes your ability of holding out for a possible turn around. Life trials test our faith and trust in the Lord Jesus in whom we avow our hope. It's important to equip ourselves with the knowledge of his will especially in uncertain situations.

To grub in the dark is to lose sight of direction and the dangers that lurk around. When you face danger, and you're in good standing with the Lord, hold out for spiritual light. The word of the Lord is a lamb unto our feet and a light unto our path.

Maybe misery has pestered you for some time, or you've been ridiculed or even feeling a sense of loneliness, your strength will come from the Lord if you hold out and trust his promises. I've felt many heart breaking challenges in my life, these over thirty-seven years of living for Christ. It's been amazing the way he works things out for my good as I learn not to be anxious but trusting.

The unbelievers and even some church folks may be rejoicing in their god of immorality, drunkenness and wicked practices because of your setback, if you don't despair but hold out to your last breath, the Lord will give you victory again. Since you're still alive, like prophet Sampson, your last breath could be your breakthrough, so hold out.

Those that rejoice in other people's misfortune set themselves up for a fall. The end will tell whether the Lord Jesus Christ has forsaken you as things seem to reflect. In life's trying times, the thought of quitting or giving up is usually an unwelcome guest. It's up to you, to boost your faith in the word of God and stand in defense of the hope of eternal life.

Our arch-enemy, the devil, seeks out daily those he may devour by plunging people into horrifying lifestyles and situations. The Bible says we have to resist him in faith and God will give us victory. So then if you've not repented and trust on Jesus blood for your salvation, you're a piece of bread for Satan plots.

Hold out for in Christ, the difference is made as it's written, "Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savor of his knowledge by us in every place" (2 Corinthians 2:14, KJV).

Dr. Ephraim John Udofia is the founder and Presiding Bishop of Living Faith Apostolic Ministries. International Mission-intensive ministry, both in foreign and home missions with currently over six churches in three countries. Dr.Udofia is the author of over seven life-changing books. He's passionately involved in church planting, crusades, conferences and ministers' training since the seventies. Dr.Udofia holds a Bsc. in Management, minor in accounting, an MBA, and Doctorate in Ministry (Dmin) with major in Missions. He is a former CEO of Precious Jewels Inc. for 19 years. Also a former banker and security representative holding both State and Federal licences. A financial counselor, motivational speaker, mentor, marriage counsellor and an outstanding dedicated family man. He is happily married with five grown children. To buy one of Dr Ephraim's inspiring Christian Books, or Money Management Books visit the link --->; Life Christian Books

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