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Optimising connectivity
for everyday life

C4L Boosters are here to help you in the spiritual lift-off stage and to bring vital boosters to keep you in the best orbit on your journey.  Unafraid to tackle any topic, C4L Boosters  are designed for you to connect securely with The Infinite, for this is your call to pursue.

Never, never ...

It’s easy to talk yourself down, to let others talk you down or even to talk others down.  However, nothing good comes from it for you’ll find discouragement is a downward spiral. By contrast, the reward from genuine encouragement is always a lift in the heart and a spring in the step. Did a good coach ever try to discourage the aspiring athlete? Never, never. When a mentor was aiming for excellence, did she ever sow failure into the student? Never, never. Did the best parent ever make a child believe they could not succeed? Never, never. Robert the Bruce fought the English six times, but his army lost every time. Near defeat and hiding in a cave, he noticed a spider trying to spin its web. The spider tried six times to make its thread stick to the wall of the cave but it would not stick until the seventh time. It is alleged that the phrase, ‘If at first you don't succeed, try try and try again’ came from this as he went on to win the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 despite being outnumbered ten to one.

  •  ‘Never, never, never give up’ - Winston Churchill
  • ‘If you fall behind, run faster. Never give up, never surrender, and rise up against the odds’ - Jesse Jackson
  • ‘Great faith is a product of great fights. Great testimonies are the outcome of great tests. Great triumphs can only come out of great trials’ - Smith Wigglesworth

It is perfectly human to give up, particularly if you feel everything is stacked against you. Churchill inspired a nation not to give up but history reveals that he relied on copious amounts of whisky to keep going before succumbing to his ‘black dog’ as he called his bouts of depression. Whatever you are going through, keep going. With you in mind, Christ never gave up on you and never will.

  • ‘I am your God and will take care of you until you are old and your hair is gray. I made you and will care for you; I will give you help and rescue you ‘ - Isaiah 46:4
  • ‘But the one who endures to the end will be saved’ -  Matthew 24:13
  • ‘And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age‘ - Matthew 28:20
  • ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness’ - 2 Corinthians 12:9
  • ‘Christ gives me the strength to face anything‘ - Philippians 4:13

When someone gives you their word they put their character on the line. These promises from God to you don’t depend on your character but on his. Let a spider be your reminder that God is for you no matter what you’ve been through, are going through or will yet go through - never give up.

Resolution (connect4life.org.uk)

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