NEVER GIVE UP
Life isn't always fair. This isn't my favorite part about living in this world, but it's an unavoidable truth. Life isn't always fair. It doesn't matter if you're rich or poor, young or old, male or female. It doesn't even matter if you're religious or not. Life isn't always fair, all the time. Sometimes you're on the winning side. Sometimes you suffer when you don't deserve to suffer.
Many times when people are on the receiving end of unfair treatment, they respond by becoming jaded and cynical. If you want to become cynical and jaded, you can find an "injustice" to become cynical and jaded about, because life is full of them on all points of the spectrum. When people are forced to face the reality that life isn't always easy, they become bitter. They become selfish. They become aloof. And they say, "From now on, I'm keeping my guard up. I'm looking out for number one. From now on, I will do unto others before they do unto me." All of this causes people to decide just to give up. They give up on Christianity. They give up on their marriage. They give up on their family. They give up on success. They give up on helping people. They give up on trying to make the world a better place and they just settle for mediocre.
When life is unfair I want you to keep in mind that this situation you're facing today isn't forever. It's just for now. You will get through this, and you will come out on the other side better than you ever were before. A trial or tribulation can make you a bitter person or a better person. It depends on how you look at life. If you consider every event as random and luck-of-the-draw, then it's easy to give way to cynicism and bitterness: Why am I so unlucky? Why don't I get any breaks? But, on the other hand, if you believe that God can somehow make sense of everything that happens, that he can use everything that happens in such a way that it serves his purpose and brings glory into your life, then life's most unfair moments can help you become a better person. “God will use this persecution to show his justice and to make you worthy of his Kingdom, for which you are suffering.” (2 Thessalonians 1:5)
How you respond when this happens will determine when — or if — things ever get back to the way they should be. Even in the midst of persecution determine to allow your faith to grow. Remember God is in control. Refuse to turn tail and run and have the courage to stay faithful to Jesus Christ to the very end because He is with you to the very end. Tell the Lord, “This is my chance to practice a faith big enough to move mountains.”
So, when life takes a turn, don’t throw in the towel. Strive for God’s plan for your life. Live today empowered to do all God has called you to do. Never give up. The victory is in Jesus!