Ok, today I’m sharing a bit of Bob Gass, because I can! I think todays word for today is a real up-word.


Never, Never Quit!

‘Commit your actions to the LORD, and your plans will succeed.’ Proverbs 16:3

The moment you start believing you’re successful enough to rest on your laurels, you’re in trouble. You’ve put a lid on your growth! Solomon wrote, ‘Do you know a hard-working man? He shall be successful and stand before kings!’ (Proverbs 22:29 TLB). Success is always a possibility, but never a guarantee. It belongs to the man or woman who’s willing to show up early, stay late, go the extra mile, and keep asking, ‘Is there a better way?’. An agency once created an ad for an automobile company. It said, ‘At sixty miles an hour the loudest noise in this new Rolls-Royce comes from the electric clock.’ When they ran the ad by the company’s CEO, he smiled and said, ‘I guess we’ve got to do something about that clock!’. A young man once asked Henry Ford, ‘How can I make a name for myself and be successful?’. He replied, ‘Decide what you want, then stick with it. Never deviate from your course no matter how long it takes or how hard the road, until you’ve accomplished your purpose.’ Successful people have one thing in common: they refuse to quit! No matter how many times they fall, they get back up, dust themselves off, learn from it, and start over. Paul J. Meyer says, ‘Ninety-nine per cent of those who fail are not actually defeated, they simply quit.’ The Bible says, ‘To win…you must deny yourselves… things that…keep you from doing your best’ (1 Corinthians 9:25 TLB). The only people who never fail are those who never try. So keep going, and don’t even think about quitting!

And may I add, if you are finding success difficult, then may be like me we need to put some more UMPH in our TRI? If I don’t try [TRI] how can I succeed? And if I put no effort [UMPH] in my trying I’m less likely to succeed. I’m an average musician, but I want to be more than average or mediocre; I’m ordinary but I want to be EXTRA-ordinary, so I know I need to add some extra to my ordinary! So I am putting more effort and commitment and umph in my playing! HOW ABOUT YOU?

If you ever saw the spoof Star trek film “Galaxy Quest” you’ll remember these words from Commander Jason Nesmith ‘Never give up. Never surrender’. Good up-words I think!

So, look again at todays verse, memorize it, meditate upon it and then do it.

‘Commit your actions to the LORD, and your plans will succeed.’ Proverbs 16:3


About wonderboy57

Let's make a start. I am a Christian but I guess that's pretty obvious. I am a gardener, builder by trade. I live in the Black country. I love 50s 60s 70s and 80s music. I play guitar and sing. I do open mic nights, I love growing veg and flowers, but I don't eat the flowers. Well I eat cauliflowers but that's not the same. If you need a good Gardener/bricklayer/landscaper and plasterer, not all in one go of course then contact me. My business is Dedicated In Gardens or D.I.G. Do you get it! Or do you dig it? johnkarlw@gmail.com
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