Don’t give up
Galatians 6 vs 9
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”
If you had the option to change your life today, what would you change? Would you want a lot more than you have, or you would opt for the safe way out and ask for a little less than what you already have?
We have all been taught to want and desire more. I have met very few people who are content or happy with their lives as they are. Regardless of where people are, they are all still expectant and working towards more, they always want to acquire and achieve more. Disappointment and emotional stress usually emanates from failure to achieve these desires we have.
I had a conversation with someone recently, from a distance I could see this person’s life was literally on the road to nowhere. I must admit that I had written them off, I did not really expect that moving forward, they would yield much. Nevertheless we got talking and I enquired whether they had given life a fair crack. I was surprised by their response, “Truthfully I can do more, I just don’t know where the wheels fell off, even I am wondering what happened to me.”
As I listened I began to feel sorry for the individual. Life had thrown them off course. They had literally stopped dreaming and in essence stopped living. It seemed as if they were just floating from one day to the other.
I know so many people like that, who have lost the drive and the zeal to live. They would rather just hide in a corner and drift towards an end they wish for but know not when it will occur.
We have all been given the ability to do great things, we often wonder why the next person can do it and we can’t. As I sat down to write this, the images of so many people I know flickered in my mind. People who have just decided “I can’t” and “I won’t” or “given where I am it will never happen.”
One of the most liberating things to do is to try, to just make an effort to do something. It’s easier to just stick to routinely doing what we know and beyond that, the thought of applying effort towards something new is daunting and scary. We stick to what we know and we won’t deviate or change because of an inherent fear of the unknown. The truth is you will never know unless you try.
All the amazing things around us were made and invented by people who dared to be different. People who asked themselves: what would I really lose if I tried? The worst that can happen when you try is you will trip and fall and when you do, like the good soldier, just pick yourself up and try again.
All of us can do great things, the choice is ours whether we will get up and actually lift a hand and begin to build or just sit and watch. We are sometimes driven by time, where we feel beyond a particular point in our life, time has escaped us and some things don’t make sense to pursue. Time is just a human concept.
It’s never too late! Only the Lord above knows when the clock will declare that it’s time up. Before then, keep living, believing tomorrow will come. Embrace the life you have been given and be the best you can be.
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