I don’t know if you ever seen Galaxy Quest, but it’s a silly comedy starring Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver among others. The premise is that Tim Allen was on a television show (Star Trek like) for many years. The former cast now go to conventions where their fans dress up like the characters from the show. (Scary isn’t it.) Anyway “real” aliens think that Tim and company are real and not actors and ask for their help to save their planet. I know it’s really silly, but it is fun. There is one line from the movie that sticks with me and that is, “No, never give up, never surrender.” This line came back to mind this past week.
My husband gave a great sermon this past Sunday about reaching your destiny. I hope he puts it on his blog because it was solid information. His three points were humility, loyalty, and longevity.
Longevity summed up is - if the enemy can’t stop you from reaching your destiny, then he’ll try to trick you into giving up. How often do you see someone get so close to reaching their full potential when suddenly they give and quit because it gets too hard? How often do you see someone propel into ministry and then they fall from grace because of sin?
I love Tom and he knows that I don’t blow smoke about his preaching, but this one has stuck with me all week. I don’t want to do anything in my life that would prevent God from moving on my behalf and propelling me into my destiny. One thing I’ve learned in teaching the classes we have at our church is the importance of character. Someone may have great gifting but if they have no character to sustain it, they fail somewhere along the way. Gifting is great, but character is what matters the most to the Lord.
No matter what God has called you to do, remember character outweighs gifting and never give up, never surrender.
© Nadine Z. 2007