You’ve come to far to give up and quit now!

Dear child of God, this is not the time to give up. This is not the time to quit. You cannot afford to quit. If you will not give up, nor cave in, nor cast away your confidence in God, then your payday will come, your due season will come.  It has often been said that it doesn’t matter if you win or lose but it’s  how you play the game that counts. In the natural that statement really may not make a whole lot of sense, but in the spiritual realm where God resides, it makes a whole lot of sense. Since God is a God of order, laws and timing, He works, moves and orchestrates based upon His order, His laws and His timing. So if you’re following God in this game of life, so as long as you play the game of life right, according to God’s order, laws and His divine timing, you will never be defeated!  You will win every time. Paul said, it best when he said  “Now thanks be unto God which always causes us to triumph in Christ Jesus – 2 Corinthians 2:14!  “You won’t find anywhere in the Bible where God’s attitude is, “I’m just hoping you’ll win a few, lose a few, and if you lose, just be a gracious loser.”

Psalm 62:5  further states, “My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from Him.” This scripture indicates that as you deal with the game of life, your expectation should always and only be from God!

God wants us always living in an attitude of expectancy. God wants us living with an attitude of faith in Him, looking only to Him for solutions that only His hand can give.  You can’t always depend on man’s words, but God’s words never fail.

“Faith and expectancy are twin brothers.” Faith believes what cannot be seen with the natural eye and expectancy reinforces that belief.

There’s no such thing as real Bible faith without expectancy. And yet you hear a lot of Christians say, “Well, we’re just trusting God,” but there’s no expectancy in the tone of their voice. So that’s not real Bible faith.

Every time you read the Word, your expectations should get higher and higher. You should expect to get out of debt. You should expect to live in divine health. You should expect God to bless you coming in, going out, in the city, and in the field.

Psalm 62:2 says, “He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved.”

Don’t be moved or talked out of expecting God to do the impossible in your life, if it is really God who said it, then that settles it, and you can expect God to do it.

“Well, you may wonder what if it doesn’t happen?” Child of God, when you do what God says, then it’s not “what if,” it’s “when.” In other words, it’s just a matter of time before God does what He said He will do. The word expect means “to look for, to fix the eyes upon, and to reach for.” Expectancy means a looking for with pleasure”.

Are you truly trusting God in your game of life?  Then you should be expectant.  And if you’re expectant, then you’re looking for the manifestation with pleasure.

Proverbs 23:17-18 says, “Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long. For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.” To paraphrase that in plain English. “You will not be disappointed.”

Whether you realize it or not, you are living today in what you expected in the past. You are living today in your expectations of yesterday. Expectations have a way of coming to pass, good or bad, negative or positive.

The Amplified Bible says it this way. “For surely there is a latter end, a future and a reward.” Did you catch that? There is a reward. When you refuse to allow people to talk you out of what you expect God to do, then God will reward you.

Hebrews 10:35 says, “Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward.” The Amplified Bible says, “Do not, therefore, fling away your fearless confidence, for it carries a great and glorious compensation of reward.”

God is saying, there is a payday for those who will not allow their expectations to be cut off or their confidence to be destroyed.

When God has continually come through for you time and time again, then you can’t help but to walk in an attitude of expectancy. You just know that you know that He will not let you down.

If you’re faithful, if you refuse to cast away your confidence, then God says you will be rewarded. You will be compensated. You will experience a payday. So don’t quit now! You’ve come too far to quit. Everything you’ve been hoping for, praying for and believing for is just on the horizon. Your payday is coming!

Your sowing has not been in vain! All those long nights of praying have not been in vain. All this operating in love has not been in vain. If the devil’s waking you up in the middle of the night screaming at you, “No way! Impossible!” that’s a good indication that you’ve got him under pressure, and he knows that the manifestation is just around the corner.

Jeremiah 51:56 says, “Because the spoiler is come upon her, even upon Babylon, and her mighty men are taken, every one of their bows is broken: for the Lord God of recompenses shall surely requite.” The word requite means to retaliate or to punish.

Notice He’s not only the God of recompense to the righteous, but He’s also the God of recompense to the evil or the wicked. In other words, the wicked will be rewarded and the faithful shall be rewarded, but their rewards are different. Here it’s talking about the enemies of the people of God, and God says, “I am the God of recompense, and I will requite.” In other words, “I will retaliate, and I will punish the enemies of My people.” Our enemy isn’t people, but Satan.

“Payday is coming to the righteous, and pay back to their adversary.” In other words, God’s going to make Satan wish he had never attacked you. You’re going

to be rewarded for your faithfulness. Not when you get to Heaven, down here on planet earth.

Psalm 37:4, 9 says, “Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.”

Notice, the evil are cut off; the righteous inherit the earth. One gets a payday; one gets a pay back. In other words, this enemy of yours that has harassed you, tormented you, stressed you out, and kept you under pressure is going to get what he deserves.

God is saying it’s just a matter of time. So, this is not the time to give up. This is not the time to quit. You cannot afford to quit. If you will not give up, nor cave in, nor cast away your confidence, then your payday is at hand.

How would you act if payday came this morning? How would you act if you knew that every seed you’ve ever sown was about to produce a hundredfold? You’d be shouting and praising God. So, do it! God has been keeping the books,  your payday is coming, your due season is coming!

So try not to focus on what’s not happening; focus on what is about to happen. God is about to reward your faithfulness. Payday is coming to your house, and it’s coming in God’s divine timing!!