Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. – Dale CarnegieTweet
In this weeks reading of A Woman Who Doesn’t Quit: 5 Habits from the Book of Ruth by Nicki Koziarz, I learned that I am not alone in this quitting game. Although this makes me happy that I am not the only one that seems to have difficulty completing what I started, I am also heartbroken for all of those who have not accomplished what their hearts desired. What unfinished business do you have? I hope that through my motivational sharing a spark will ignite within you to start again. Can I assist you in your journey?
The Bible tells us in Romans 5:3-4 that if “we also rejoice in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produces endurance, endurance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope.” I find that I often quit when I have an issue or some kind of problem enters the scene. For example: I quit leading Mom’s LifeGroup when it became to hard and I loss sight of the end goal. It was simpler to just stop attending and stop preparing weekly messages rather than persevering and pushing through the difficult times. Looking back, I think there was something really great that was happening in that small group and I missed an opportunity. Rather than choosing to rejoice in the discomfort that the group was causing and allow it to make changes in my life – I quit and became hopeless instead of full of hope as God promises us.
Currently, the world is afflicted with COVID-19. People all over are having to come to the place in their life and make the choice to wallow in the woes and worries or take heed in these times to make it count. I have chosen the latter, I want to look back on 2020 and see that I accomplished great things even in the midst of a global pandemic. This choice is not an easy one. There are many a days that I just want to go back to normal because things are hard. There are times, I just want to cry and throw a temper tantrum because this is not fair. But, I remember the promise God has given us – if we rejoice in our afflictions we will produce endurance, this endurance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope. Ultimately, my choice of living a purposeful life during these difficult times will bring new hope – and I do not know about you but I could use more hope these days.
Dale Carnegie writes in this weeks quote that “most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” What important things can you accomplish by not giving up during this time of hopelessness? Where can you succeed among the hardest time of your life? What can you do this year that will allow you to smile when you look back on 2020?
Next week, I will be diving into the first of five habits of a woman who does not quit. Until then – a latte of blessings & sparkles,