Have you ever found yourself in a difficult place? A place where you can’t see your way out. A place where you feel uncomfortable. A place where you don’t want to be. It seems that time lingers in this place. The days turn into weeks, the weeks into months and the months into years. You have done everything you know to do to change your situation, but nothing seems to budge; nothing seems to change; nothing seems to improve.
You’ve read all of the motivational material that’s available to you. You’ve followed all the recommended steps. You’ve followed the advice of your mentors. You’ve done all you know to do, but still to no avail.
You want to give up and throw in the towel, but something on the inside won’t let you quit. Every time you throw up your hands, an ounce of motivation will appear from somewhere. Someone will come with an encouraging word, or you’ll make a decision to try for one more day.
We all have reached these points in our lives. We all have encountered things that made us wanted to give up and throw in the towel. We all have felt like giving up at some point. But in spite of our feelings, we must not give into the overwhelming pressure. We must muster enough courage to continue. We must forge our way through our difficulties. We must know there is an end to the pain.
Whenever you encounter such an ordeal, just know that this ordeal came to pass. Just as we move from season to season, we also move through our situations. Know that your situation is temporal; it’s subject to change.
When faced with a dilemma, comfort yourself with these words: this too came to pass. Once you believe this, it gives you the fortitude to hang in there, continue to do what you know to do and never give up.