Don't Quit After A Victory
There are two times when a person stops: after a defeat and after a victory. Successful people understand that there is greater opportunity right on the other side of a victory.
Robert Schuller says, "Don't cash in; cast into deeper water." Do not stop after a success; keep the forward momentum.
One of the great prizes of victory is the opportunity to do more. The trouble is that we have often inoculated ourselves with small doses of success, which keeps us from catching the big victory.
Picture a large boulder at the top of a hill. This boulder represents our lives. If we rock the boulder back and forth and get it moving, its momentum will make it almost unstoppable. The same is true for us.
The Bible promises us God's divine momentum. In Philippians 1:6 the Apostle Paul, writes: "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ." God's momentum always results in growth.
There are five ways to have divine momentum in your life:
§ Be fruitful (2 Corinthians 9:10)
§ Speak the truth (Ephesians 4:15)
§ Be spiritually mature (Hebrews 6:1)
§ Crave the Word of God (1 Peter 2:2)
§ Grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus (2 Peter 3:18)
God's definition of spiritual momentum is found in 2 Peter 1:5 (NIV):
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Let go of whatever makes you stop. . .
-John Mason, from the book An Enemy Called Average