• Keonna Shaw

I Will Not Quit

“We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.”

‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:8-9‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Have you ever felt defeated and misunderstood by others of what you’re going through?

Maybe you had the momentum to slay your God given goals and then BOOM -life happens!

You become ill, battling depression, lose your job, or things are just not going as expected.

I can give so many scenarios, but can you relate to  what I’m saying? 

Although life has knocked you down, and it often feels like an eternity that you become so overwhelmed with what’s happening that you go from hiding to isolation.

I can only tell you what I have experienced. For over a month now I have been trying to stabilize my emotions. The month of September took me by surprise. I knew there was an assignment that I needed to complete by the deadline I had set, but I could not meet it. 

I felt like a failure, like God had stripped the anointing from me because I missed the mark. I hide behind unreturned text messages, declining phone calls and even went ghost on social media. 

In the process I took a break from my God given assignments and my zeal was depleted. As much as I wanted to get up and keep moving forward, fear crippled me because I thought about what others would think of me - particularly religious folk. I knew I needed this break to process what was happening to me. 

Can I share something with you? Even under pressure, God still extends grace. The attacks aren’t an indicator that God is not with you, it’s a sign that your existence threatens the devil. 

I now understand the devil was telling me lies - distorting the truth like he always does. He tried to make me think God didn’t love or call me but 2 Corinthians 9:8 states otherwise and so does Ephesians 3:20. 

Your current season my feel bleak, but I speak life into you, "You Will Not Quit".

Be encouraged and continue to stride at the pace of Grace.

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