Max Lucado's Devotion: Don’t Give Up (Proverbs 15:22)

By Max Lucado - UpWords Ministries On August 16, 2013

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The next time you lack the will to go on, seek healthy counsel! You won't want to.  Slumping people love slumping people. We love those who commiserate and avoid those who correct. Yet correction and direction are what we need when we're tired.

I discovered the importance of healthy counsel in a half-Ironman triathlon. After the 1.2 mile swim and the 56-mile bike ride, I didn't have much energy left for the 13.1 mile run.  Neither did the fellow jogging next to me.  He said, "This stinks. This is the dumbest decision I've ever made."

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I said, "Good-bye!" I knew if I listened too long, I'd start agreeing with him. I caught up with a sixty-six-year-old grandmother who said, "You'll finish this-stay in there!"

Which of the two describes the counsel you seek? Proverbs 15:22 

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