Friday, February 16, 2007

YESTERDAY'S THEME....PART 2

So, my message to the young guys on the block? DON'T QUIT!

To the Zac Pittman's, Josh Graves', Dusty and Tim Rush's, Eric Magnusson's and Jeff Jenkins', etc......DON'T QUIT. You are targeted by dark forces to get you to quit. You'll be tempted, due to repeated, repeated failure of others or yourself, to toss in the towel. You'll be tempted to believe because success didn't happen for several efforts in a row that you must have misunderstood your call......that you must be doing something wrong. WRONG!

You must have things go wrong. You must go wrong. Do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you; but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing; so that also at the revelation of His glory, you may rejoice with exultation....I Peter 4:12-13.

Everything which comes your way to want to make you bolt carries hidden teachings and blessings. None of it is for the trash. Be still. Listen for Him. Learn from Him. He's in the center of the mess giving you a test. Will you believe He is bigger than the problem? In every situation......the correct answer is, "YES."

Don't quit!

6 comments:

Dusty said...

Thanks. I've posted this over on my blog. Amazing.

Jeff Jenkins said...

Thank You Terry.

Greg said...

I would have loved to have had the experienced Terry Rush as a friend when I was a younger preacher.

Mark Farrar said...

Thank you Terry. As a young preacher I have already experienced a lot of what you posted yesterday and I needed hear what you posted today. It has been a difficult journey at times. Your story continues to inspire me to follow the call. Thank you for being a conduit for God's wisdom and grace.

tim rush said...

These posts are great. Perhaps you should re-post them every once in awhile.

Eric said...

TRush,
Thanks. The towel has been in hand many times in the past 2.5 years, but I have borrowed courage from you and others that helped me hold on to it for just a little while longer.
After a pep talk from you like that, I guess the real question is, "What's the team cologne, coach?"