Thursday

Keep On Keepin' On

Joseph persevered, 1 Peter 2:19
Joseph kept hitting walls: 
  • Sold into slavery by his heartless brothers (Genesis 37) 
  • Thrown into prison by a lying woman (Genesis 39) 
  • Forgotten by the cupbearer (Genesis 40) 

When most of us hit walls, we think God must be against us and often we give up, get bitter, or wallow in self-pity. Joseph may have felt like giving up too, but not for long. He knew God had purposes for his life, and he accepted the walls as part of God’s purposes. 

Joseph kept on keepin on even when walls stood directly in the path of God’s purposes. 

The Bible talks about this quality when it says “it is commendable if a man bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because he is conscious of God” (1 Peter 2:19). 

Have you hit a wall in your life? If so, don’t let it knock you off your feet…get up, think of the God who loves you deeply, and keep on keepin on. 

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11 comments:

  1. Hi Gail - I love that saying, keep on keeping on....
    God bless
    Tracy

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  2. I tell my kids that very thing... pick yourself up, dust off, and get back at it!!

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  3. Oh, honey, did I need to hear THAT! Thank you for your posts--they help keep me on course,

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    1. So glad it was what you needed. Thanks also for your encouragement. Bless you, Gail

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  4. Great post! A quote I love about hitting walls is by Randy Pausch - he said "Brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to show how badly we want something." I know it's not a Bible verse but your post made me think of that quote. :) (PS thanks for linking up at CEO of Me's Motivating Monday!)

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  5. I love this verse. I keep a supply of verses like this one marked in my Bible, because dealing with chronic pain has proven to me the importance inspiring scripture can have in my daily life. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Excellent post! Thank you for linking up!!!

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