Saturday, April 23, 2022

Daily Devotion: A Life of Determination

Bible Reading:  II Chronicles 2:1-10

Key Verse: Verse 1 – “And Solomon determined to build an house for the name of the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.”

Key Words: And Solomon determined to build an house

Determination is defined as having a fixed purpose.  I define determination as setting our face like a flint to accomplish a goal.

Solomon was determined to build God a house so he set out to accomplish what he was determined to do.  If we are to be successful for God, it will take many things... determination is one of them.

Someone once asked Paul Harvey, the journalist and radio commentator, to reveal the secret of his success.  “I get up when I fall down,” said Harvey.  The 1992 Summer Olympics featured two tremendously poignant moments.  American sprinter Gail Devers, the clear leader in the 100-meter hurdles, tripped over the last barrier.  She agonizingly pulled herself to her knees and crawled the last five meters, finishing fifth – but finishing.

Even more heart-rending was the 400-meter semifinal in which British runner Derek Redmond tore a hamstring and fell to the track.  He struggled to his feet and began to hobble, determined to complete the race.  His father ran from the stands to help him off the track, but the athlete refused to quit.  He leaned on his father, and the two limped to the finish line together, to deafening applause.

People who are not determined are constantly looking for and using every excuse to quit and not complete their task.  I challenge you today: be determined to find the course to which God has called you.

What to do:
✞ Remember, winners never quit and quitters never win.

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