By Prince Adam Sabwami
(When you hit a detour, don’t give up)…
At some point in the various journeys we embark on in our lives, we get to a part where we feel like giving up. Sometimes we give up before we even start and other times we give up just before we are about to make that huge break-through that we have been putting so much effort in to achieve.
For example, if anybody had a right to be discouraged and to give up in bible history, it was Noah. Do you know how long it took Noah to build the ark? 120 years! Could you go 120 years on a project without one word of encouragement from anybody else in the society?
But Noah trusted God. And when he heard God’s warning about the future, Noah believed HIM, even though there was no sign of a flood. I bet there were many days that Noah didn’t feel like going to work, but for 43,800 days, he went to the same place, and he worked. He never gave up.
Don’t give up on your dream, either. Don’t give up on your marriage. Don’t give up on your health. Don’t, don’t, don’t give up. God is in control. You haven’t read the final chapter of your life. God’s already written it, but you haven’t read it yet.
Don’t sell yourself short. In life there are going to be many people who will try to bring you down and tell you what you want to achieve is not possible. Don’t let anyone destroy your dreams.
As long as you are alive and around anything is possible. The only valid excuse you have to give up is if you are dead. As long as you are alive (and healthy and free) you have the choice to keep trying until you finally succeed.
Arguably the best basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan attributes his success to all his failures. He just never gave up even when he knew he had missed over 300 shots and had missed the winning shot of the game many times. Every time he got knocked down he got back up again.
You are stronger than you think. One little setback is not enough to stop you from achieving your goals. Neither are 10 or 100 or 1000 setbacks.
The Bible says, ‘’And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not’’ (Galatians 6:9)
Often when you feel like you want to give up and you are about to give up you are so close to making a huge break-through ever.
Please, never give up!
I love you, always praying for you.