Get back up: THERE’S NEVER A NEED TO GIVE UP!
I’m not about to preach, but what I will do is share openly and honestly, what has been a matter of concern and quite heavy on my heart…
“Have you ever embarked on a journey, then sat back and asked yourself, “WHY on earth did I begin?”
IN that very moment, go straight back to the drawing board and remind yourself of the exact reason WHY you decided to take the leap of faith. The leap of faith to start that business idea you have been working on, the YouTube or vlog channel you’ve just set up, a music album you desire to start/complete or even are currently working on, that fitness plan you have drawn up, or it so happens that you are someone like myself, who has recently embarked on the journey of becoming a blogger/writer.
MAKE A PROMISE TO YOURSELF THAT, AFTER YOU REMIND YOURSELF OF YOUR “WHY”, YOU WILL LIVE IT OUT DAILY!
“I will press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of GOD in Jesus Christ.” (KJV)
“So I run toward the goal in order to win the prize, which is God’s call through Christ Jesus, to the life above. (GNT)
NOTE: “…in Jesus Christ.” (KJV) “…through Christ Jesus…” Not in OR through any man.
LIVE OUT YOUR CALLING IN AND THROUGH CHRIST JESUS DAILY!
In the process of pressing on and living out your calling you’ll encounter bumps and potholes, you may even make mistakes or a wrong turn here and there, step on some toes (whether deliberately or not), you’ll be misunderstood, you’ll get discouraged and FEEL the NEED to give up; DON’T DO IT!
THERE IS NEVER A NEED TO GIVE UP ON YOUR PURPOSE.
No one was with you when you received the inspiration, leading, conviction or even the call to begin that new project and run with that vision. Neither did they give you the vision. Oh and even if they were, God gave YOU the burden, called and inspired you for a reason, A PURPOSE. Selah.
As you journey to fulfilment by answering this call, you will find that you will need help. I attended a business/entrepreneurial seminar a few weeks ago and each panellist made very valuable points, but collectively, and at different points of the seminar, what they mentioned next stuck with me. They said, and I paraphrase;
For you to fill in your ‘not so good’ gaps, make a list of those things, search for, and then partner with someone who can do what you cannot do. #Word
Truth is, according to my blogging schedule (for lack of a better word LOL); I really should have released this post three weeks ago. I know right, you’re thinking “ah after 2 posts you want be falling behind already.” I’m even smiling as I type this because in hindsight I’m wondering to myself why on earth I have allowed myself to become a victim of the 101 opinions men may have had of how I should be telling my story.
IT IS YOUR STORY, ONLY YOU KNOW HOW BEST TO TELL IT!
ECCLESIASTES 4: 9-10 (NIV)
- Two are better than one,
Because they have a good return for their labour:
- If either of them falls down,
One can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.
Don’t neglect the help of others, look around you and ask yourself, “If I fall this very minute, who will pick me up?”
On the strength of that scripture, I can boldly thank God for the special and amazing people in my life, family, those who have become more than friends and friends who I can call family, they are able to tell me the truth IN LOVE (major key), pull me back up to stand firmly on my two feet.
Can your friends say the same about you?
Quote: “They will see the fruit of your graft but they will not see the efforts”. – TC