Encouragement: When you want to give up
When you want to give up…you will hear a voice behind you saying, “keep going.”
I’ve been there too.
This past weekend, we had friends over to watch the Bama football game. One of the friends we had over has known me since college, so she has seen my ups and my downs!
At one point during the evening, I recall her looking at me saying, “Eb, you look like you’re doing good.’ But, she knows my face, and in the midst of my smile, she knew that I wasn’t ‘feeling’ how I was ‘feeling.’
As we took breaks to chat during the timeouts, she told me, “you can’t give up, you have to keep going.’
In my mind, I was on the verge of giving up, because I was tired physically, mentally, emotionally, and even spiritually.
The voice to ‘keep going’ (may not come as you think).
The voice might not come in a way you would naturally think, but it’s God’s way of sending you a message from above to keep going.
If you are in a place where you want to give up, whisper, “God help me.”
I’m finding that position of needing The Universe’s assistance is the starting point for having the mindset to embrace each day.
For instance, every day, I do not have a full blown sit down for 1 + hours with my bible and study God’s word, but the whisper I do have is how God meets me where I am.
In the same token, God will meet you where you are, which is where the whisper becomes a powerful way of receiving the assistance you need.
How do I keep going when it doesn’t look promising?
You start by whispering God’s name.
When you do that, The Universe will meet you where you are.
You just have to be willing to receive the assistance that comes from a higher power than you.
Once you receive the assistance from a higher power in the midst of a situation— small changes will begin to happen each day that you can see, and some changes you will not see because it’s happening behind the scenes.
Whether you see a change each day or not, my hope is that you continue to press forward because it will eventually get better.