Do Not Give Up

Gary Wilkerson

What do you do when you’re overwhelmed? What do you do when it seems the odds are against you or you don’t have enough resources? Do you go home at night and continue being stressed, anxious and fearful?

If you want to see victory in your life, you will have to fight for it; and in the fight, God will supply the strength and resources that you need. You will come out of the fight as a worshiper of Jesus Christ. 
In 2010, my father, David Wilkerson, turned the leadership of World Challenge over to me. In the beginning, Dad was there to support and encourage me. If I ever got in the midst of a battle that I wasn’t quite sure how to handle, I’d call Dad. In April 2011, he passed away in an auto accident, and I found myself without that particular resource to help lead World Challenge. Sometimes, when challenging things happen, I feel a little bit of fear. What if I don’t have what it takes? What if I don’t handle this situation well? 

One day, as these doubts filled my mind, the Holy Spirit came over me, and confidence dropped into my heart. I realized that if God was leading me, he was saying, “This is the way you should go.” All I had to do was trust him. I don’t have to look at the black or red lines and see where the finances are; I have to look to heaven for his answers. At World Challenge, that is what we are doing. We are working harder and reaching more people, all because we will not let the enemy cause fear to come into our lives.

Some of you are in a battle right now. It might be financial, or it could be relational like problems with your children. Whatever the battle, I have a good word for you: Don’t give up in the battle! Don’t give up interceding. Don’t let limited resources cause you to think that somehow God is limited in power. 

Remember apostle Paul’s encouragement to the believers in Galatia: “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9, ESV).