We get dumped. We get fired. We get benched. For most of us, there will be a time when we get taken down. And it won’t be our choice. But giving up doesn’t have to be our option. When God created us, He created us with an intricate wiring system that only gets circuited when we get taken down! This wiring has electricity of resolve, tenacity, and fortitude. I’ve seen this in my own life, in the lives of people around me and most importantly, in the life of Jesus. Around April 7, A.D. 30, Jesus was physically, relationally, socially, politically and emotionally taken down. It wasn’t his choice (Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me.” Matthew 26:39) but you know the story: staying down wasn’t his option! (“Why are you looking among the dead for someone who is alive? He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead!“ Luke 24) If you walk with God, BELIEVE the truth that He made you in His image, UNLEASH that wiring system that flows through the deepest cavity of your soul, and LET it help you back up again. Maybe this trial wasn’t your choice, but giving up doesn’t have to be your option.