If you feel like you’re at the end of the road with nowhere to go, realize the enemy is lying to you. Life always offers you a second chance. It’s called tomorrow. But this second chance doesn’t mean anything if you haven’t learned from the events of today. You have to acknowledge your troubles but gather strength from them. Laugh at your mistakes but learn from them.
Here are some things you need to consider before you give up:
(Romans 12:12) Tough times are just part of life’s natural balance. – Life looks different through everyone’s eyes. In fact, who you were, who you are, and who you will become are three completely different people. And as you gradually grow beyond the person you were yesterday, keep life’s challenges in perspective. Realize that life is like playing a grand piano. The white keys create your happiness and the black keys denote your troubles. But as you go through life’s journey, remember that the black keys also create music.
(Proverbs 20:30) Pain helps you grow. – Sometimes things must change so you can change. Sometimes you must break a little so you can get a peek inside to see what an awesome powerhouse you are. Sometimes mistakes must be made so wisdom can be earned. Sometimes you must overcome heartache so you can begin to follow your heart again.
(Jeremiah 29:11) Success at anything takes time. – Don’t let your struggles become your identity. Not everything in your life will go as you expect it to. This is why you need to pray to be aligned with God’s will. Remind yourself that it’s perfectly okay not to be perfect.
(Proverbs 23:7) You can choose differently. – The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective. And in many cases, the only thing in life you have control over is your perspective. No matter what happens, YOU control what the meaning is and most of the time, what the outcome will be. Choose to react in a way that motivates happiness, love, or forgiveness, even when circumstances make that choice difficult.
(Psalm 30:5) It’s not supposed to be easy. – Just because you’re not where you want to be today doesn’t mean you won’t be there someday. If things in your life aren’t happening as planned right now, that’s okay. It just means it’s not the right time. Be Patient, Have Faith, and trust that
(Philippians 4:12) Life is still good. – You may have seen better days, but you have also seen worse. You might not have all your wants, but you do have all your needs. You woke up with a few aches and pains, but you woke up. Your life may not be perfect, but it is good. And more good things are coming down the road as long as you keep moving forward.
(Philippians 4:13) You never fail until you stop trying. – Failure is not falling down; failure is staying down when you have the choice to get back up. Sometimes you have to fall a thousand times to succeed. All of your ideas that don’t work are simply stepping stones on your way to the one idea that does.