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?
Knowing I could not do this alone and cannot depend on my own devices, I turned to prayer and devotion. Here enters in my next 7 week reading journey – A Woman Who Doesn’t Quit: 5 Habits from the Book of Ruth by Nicki Koziarz. A book that I came across late last week. As I read the introduction, I just knew it was exactly what my soul needed for this season of my life.
In my reading, A Woman Who Doesn’t Quit, Nikki Koziarz writes ” We need stuff to look forward to. When life gets into the rut-cycle and we are just doing the same things over and over, it’s easy to want to give up on pursuing more. Whether you are the setting mini-goals type person or you need a reward to look forward to, set it! Mark it on the calendar! Do what you have to do to get there (2016).” What do you look forward to doing in your life? Can you set up mini sessions to help you meet your goal and choose to not give up?
Literally and figuratively, I have to move. I have to physically move each day as I build strength and stamina; as well as moving toward my goal and moving toward the One who gives me life.
I have completed Nicki Koziarz’s book and am left with the inspiration given through the habits I am developing: accepting the assignment of refinement, following through despite on how I feel, staying open to the movement of God, giving others what I need, and moving forward in faith.