Don’t Give In Too Soon

Recently I had the privilege of watching a live online charity marathon. The proceeds were going to the great cause of people who were being sold into sex-trafficking.

The moderator of the show was a young lady who works to help young women who have been abused, battered, and torn down. People were donating anywhere between just a few bucks to thousands of dollars per transaction.

As the marathon progressed, the show moderator would evaluate how much was being raised per hour. Then she would determine what the goal would be to raise for the next hour.

At one point, an anonymous person came in and stated that they would double the total donations for the next two hours to follow. I thought this was very generous so I placed my donation and checked back from time to time to follow the progress.

Later when I checked back, I could sense the tension. To them it seemed like all hope was lost. They had raised a lot of money but the goals weren’t being met. It was a 24 hour marathon and the goal was to raise twenty-thousand dollars. Ten minutes before the show was over they were short by a few hundred dollars.

The moderator had done all she could. She assessed the goals hour by hour. She stated what the goal was to raise for each hour. Some goals were met and some weren’t. But nonetheless, she didn’t give in.

Just at the last minute, when it looked like all had failed, the anonymous person came in and not only doubled the money for the two hours that he promised but he doubled the total amount of money that was raised.

In the end they raised just under forty-thousand for the charity. It turns out that their goal was not only met but they almost doubled the amount of money that they set out to raise.

Some might call this luck, others might call it good timing but I believe it was God stepping in just on time.

You see, when it seems that all hope is lost remember that God always make a way when it seems like there is no way. Don’t throw in the towel just yet, keep pushing – keep striving. I believe that God is sending an anonymous miracle your way today. Don’t give up too soon live in expectation for a miracle today as you charge forth on your journey of life!

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  • At 2010.07.27 22:08, Chanin said:

    Amen! I just blogged about not giving up and staying hopeful. I am going through a huge trial in my marriage (my husband has had an ongoing affair over the years) But I am standing for my marriage and family. I do not feel that all hope is gone and that maybe God will use this later as I hang on to Him in this time of trial- looking up and looking forward.

    Blessings, Chanin

    • At 2010.07.27 22:29, Jarrod Clark said:


      I’m so sorry to hear about your struggle. I will be sure to keep you in my prayers. I hope you’ll be encouraged today because the bible says that God will give you double for your trouble. I can’t even imagine what you’re going through but I pray strength and courage over you my friend.

    • At 2010.07.28 16:49, fatima da said:

      Very inspiring post and I could’nt help but remember the song …. God will make a way when there seems to be no way…Thanks for sharing

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