“Never, Never, Never Give Up”
I remember the first time I heard the song ‘Stand’ by gospel singer Donnie McClurkin. I was going through a tough time in my life and I was just ready to give up, I was getting my white flag ready to wave. At this point in my life I was just stuck. I couldn’t find any answers and there were no lights at the end of my tunnel. In my eyes I was a complete failure in every area of my life. I was so negative, pessimistic and hopeless and I felt I had a right to give up, because things were working in my life. As I listened to the song the first few times nothing happened, I was trying to be tough. But then I heard him say “Tell me what do you do when you’ve done all you can and it seems like you can’t make it through, child you just stand, you just stand, stand don’t you give up.” At that moment the tears begin to flow without permission and since I was driving I had to pull to the side of the road because I was crying so hard. But I got my answer, I must stand…I must persevere. Today you may be in a crisis, you may have so many situations that you’re facing , that you just feel like throwing in the towel. But I’m a witness that things will get better and my prayer for you today is that you don’t give up. Remember after you’ve done all you can, just stand!