To you who feels like giving up on that one dream: don’t. You have to hold on a little bit more. Give yourself and your dream more time to materialize. You have to live to that day when you will be able to say to yourself, “I made it.” You have to believe that this long stretch of waiting and getting impatient is part of the process.
You have to cling to the hope that God has the best plans for you (Jer 29:11) and all He think about is for your greater good. Call into mind all the things you’ve done, all the sacrifices you’ve made, all the efforts you have exerted to achieve your dream. You have to stay focused. Do not falter. Keep on pushing and striving to achieve your goals.
To you who feels weary for waiting too long and wants to settle for what is available: don’t. The waiting process is really tiring. Every night, as you lay down in bed, a lot of questions may have crossed your mind, debates about the right and wrong decisions you made, about creating backup plans and fallback tactics, about regretting bad choices and not following great advice from others.
I know there is chaos inside you. I know there’s that voice telling you to stop pursuing your dream and settle for what or where you’re currently in. Don’t! Every wrong decision, every bad choice, every painful mistake is all part of the plan. The journey is painful. Going uphill is really tiring. But remember: all the obstacles and difficulties are just part of the journey, something that we should embrace and enjoy because that what makes reaching “up there” all worth it.
You have to learn to see the beauty in all these tears and failures. All those difficulties will make you stronger.
Every mistake will make you wiser. And after all, when you have weathered everything, success will be such a sweet treat. However, never focus on the destination, they say. Enjoy every turn, every climb, every stumbling block. They will mold you and make better and well-seasoned.
To you who feels like giving up and is thinking about quitting: don’t. Giving up and quitting are not for victors. You are born to do more, to be bigger. You are born to achieve. God has created you to be a conqueror. He wants you to increase your territories, to expand your horizons. God promised you a bright future. He has placed that desire in your heart, a HOPE. And He will see you through.
Quitting is for the weak of heart. It is for those who lack determination and willpower. Quitting is equivalent to failing. And if you want to succeed, quitting is not an option. It is NEVER an option.
Never give up on something you are really sure about. Never lose hope of getting what you are praying for.
At this point, God’s answer might not be a yes, but He knows the perfect timing. And a yes from Him would be worth the wait. I believe people quit praying because they thought God’ silence is a no. But sometimes, we have to hold on a little bit longer because after all, it might be a wait, a wait for His perfect timing.
The waiting process is painful because waiting is frustrating. You are subjected to pain because, only in extreme circumstances, can true beauty emerge. Only in painful events will your heart be created pure and true, pureness of love for God and being true in trust in His plans.
“There is no oil without squeezing the olives
No wine without pressing the grapes
No fragrance without crushing the flowers And no real joy without sorrow.”
Life is pressing you to bring out the best in you. All the problems and trials are crushing you so that you will exude that beautiful aroma of success. Pains and sufferings are squeezing you so that you will produce something, develop something, build your character to be able to take on bigger and more difficult challenges ahead of you.
To you who feels like giving up and is thinking about quitting: don’t. Just hold on. Hang in there. God is not through with you yet.
Your dream of a bright future is also God’s dream for you. Your dream of a better tomorrow is just around the corner. Whatever your dream, whether how small or big that may be, hold on to it. Keep it in your heart.
You may feel like you are too far from getting there, you’re never too close to achieving it but never lose hope. Whatever pain and suffering you are going through right now, feel it, just feel it. It will make you strong. No matter how deep you fall, bounce back; and bounce back higher and stronger.
There is this thing they call blessings-in-disguise. Where wrong turns, failures, tears, disappointments are not who they seem they are but are turning points and little nudges from heaven. These pains are God’s way of leading us to something better, something bigger, something more wonderful, something that we most deserve, the fulfillment of all our hearts desires.
In every failure, never be afraid to try again. You have countless chances and there are unlimited possibilities. As long as you are breathing, you can do more and be more. As long as you can hear that thud in your chest, you have endless opportunities waiting to be grabbed. Never give up. Never lose hope. And never lose sight of the beauty of what awaits you, as long as you never get tired of taking chances and holding on to God’s promises, you will eventually get there.
Bear in mind that every mistake, every wrong decision often leads us to where God wants us to be. Every pain, every tear often shapes us into who He wants us to be. Let the Maker mold you. Allow Him to shape you.
Let the waiting process be fruitful instead of painful. See the beauty in all the bumps and pauses. Remember: It’s NOT a dead end. It’s only a detour, a traffic jam or a spare tire issue. You will eventually get there, in His perfect time.