...is a tired, overused phrase. As parents, we tell our kids, "Don't give up". As an employer, we tell our employees, "Stay the course, don't give up". As a pastor, you tell your congregation, "You can do it, don't give up".
The reality is, there are plenty of instances when we should, well, just give up. Still trying to hide that bald spot with a comb over? Give it up, brother. Still trying to count yourself as a viable political figure, despite your indiscretions and ultimate disgrace? That ship has sailed. Still looking for beauty by spending enough money on a plastic surgeon to feed a third world country? Just let it go.
Don't give up? I say, phooey! Give it up and try something different. Your embarrassed family and friends will thank you.
Trying to write a blog tonight that makes sense? I give up...