Winston Churchill once said, “Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never – in nothing great or small, large or petty – never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”
Delve into this quote. Read it over and over. What is it telling you?
Do you have enemies? Maybe your coworkers gossip about you because of your faith or politics. Maybe HR is trying to trap you because of your faith or sense about what is right. Maybe addiction has strangled you. You could be your own worst enemy in this season of your life. Could it be political enemies winning elections? Think about the things hurting you and reflect on this quote.
Churchill knew about enemies. Nazi Germany was crushing Europe and coming after Britain. His ally, America, was tied down because of their post-WWI laws prohibiting international involvement. America came through, but Churchill had a moment when he was facing the Nazis alone. He had political enemies willing to hurt him in a time of crisis. Yes – Churchill knew enemies.
Yet, he prevailed. God came through. America came through. Hitler died by his own hands in natural judgement.
Whatever is getting you today, do not give in. Never give in. Fight!
Applications for fathers: Pick one small thing you can do today to feel like you overcame your enemies.