No Fortitude – Why Some Give Up on Christ
What makes a man “give up” or “give in”? We presume this means some sort of ceding of ground to either an enemy or a lesser good. “Tossing in the towel,” is another way of saying it, which comes from a boxer giving up the fight. There seems to be two main reasons we give up on something we formerly chose: we either lose sight of the value in the goal, or we cease having the strength to pursue the goal.
Paradoxically, it is in not giving up that we actually gain strength. Strength only grows when there’s resistance, and it only grows