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The worst defeat in college football came in 1916 when Georgia Tech defeated Cumberland College of Kentucky 222 to 0. Cumberland never even made a first down. The much smaller Cumberland players were being mauled. Halfway through the first half one of the Cumberland players fumbled the ball. As it rolled toward a teammate, the one who fumbled yelled, “Pick it up. Pick it up.” The teammate yelled back, “You pick it up! Your dropped it.” We know how he felt. Sometimes our situation looks so hopeless we quit trying. We’re just tired of getting knocked down again and again. But the Bible encourages us never to quit the Christian life. “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9, NIV.

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    Contributed by Wade Martin Hughes, Sr on Jul 13, 2019

    Life and Ministry can be cruel. Do we understand the knock down count down? Maturity and growth does not always mean we win. What do you do when ministry knocks you down. Get up out of that pity puddle, wash off. Forgive. Answer this: WHO CONTROLS YOUR EMOTIONS? A seven mile walk that hurts?