When is it okay to throw in the towel?


When is it okay to throw in the towel?
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It’s not.
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We are children of a loving Heavenly Father. He didn’t send you to earth and you didn’t accept to come to earth just to quit. So, it’s never okay to throw in the towel.
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If you feel like throwing in the towel and giving up, you are being misled by one miserable individual—Satan.
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Quitting should not be viewed as an option in God’s family. If you tell me you’re done and going to throw in the towel, I’m going to do whatever I can to help you.
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We all should be helping each other. Every single one of us needs someone in our corner as we enter the cage to fight our battles.
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Who’s corner are you in?
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What have you done today to help your brothers or sisters?
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Did you ask for help?
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Have you gone to your corner and asked for advice and guidance before the next round starts?
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If you’re going to throw in the towel and give up, I want to know, have you knelt in prayer and asked the Lord if He is okay with you giving up on Him.
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Have you read your scriptures like you’re counseled to do?
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What have you done to minister in your ward or in your daily activities?
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How can you consider giving up and throwing in the towel if you have given effort to the Lord? Of course life is going to be miserable if you fail to do anything the Lord has asked you to do.
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How can He help you if you’re not willing to hear Him?
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Elder Larry R. Lawrence of the Seventy has taught: “One tactic used by Satan is discouragement. He uses this tool effectively on the most faithful Saints, when everything else seems to fail. For me, when I begin to feel discouraged, it helps me to recognize who is trying to get me down. This makes me mad enough to cheer up, just to spite the devil.”
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Don’t throw in the towel because your discouraged. Hear Him and become encouraged!
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Art by Nathan Greene

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