• Dathan Belanger

Never Give up!


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My dear friends, there is a lot of ignorance in this world. A great part of this earth lives in the darkness caused by deception, falseness, and ignorance. Far too many among us give up and give in to these forces.


I believe in never giving up. I have been a fool, failed many times and have made countless blunders. I have had many more failures than success but somehow I drag myself up and keep fighting.


What gives me solace is thinking of others that have faced hardships


Abraham Lincoln’s “Failures”? He lost 8 elections, twice failed in business, endured mental health issues, and more. He battled on instead of quitting.


Hank Aaron in a tough batting slump was asked how he was going to get out of it. Hank Aaron replied, “I just keep batting”. Never give up batting even though you are in a slump.


The Beatles early on were told they had no future after a record label rejection. I’m sure that record label ‘Decca records’ regrets that now.


Dorey said just kept swimming.


The best encouragement in whatever hardship you find yourself in is through the words of Jesus and prayer.


Jesus said “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air, they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? (Matthew 6:25 -34 NIV)


We are blessed to be the only creations on earth to be able to speak directly with the lord. It is difficult to pray in times of hardship but prayer will give you hope.


Although it is challenging at times of hardship. I feel it is hardships that define us and improve us.


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