"Eleazar stood his ground and killed Philistines right and left until he was exhausted--but he never let go of his sword!...When the army rejoined Eleazar, all there was left to do was the clean-up." (2 Samuel 23:9-10 MSG)
This is an amazing account of tenacity and determination. He put his foot down and said, "I'm going to fight until I drop dead or until I drop in exhaustion."
As I read about one of David's 3 mighty men, I am confronted and convicted by my tendency to give up. All too often, I surrender to circumstances too easily. God calls me to stand my ground and grip my sword...to put my heart and hand to the tasks He places in front of me.