It’s easy to give up but hard to let go.
It’s easy to give up but hard to let go. Giving up requires no work but fighting requires work yet, for some reason we still rather fight for what is not meant to be ours rather than holding onto the things that God has given to us.
It’s interesting how appealing temptation becomes when we’re in the midst of considering giving up. Suddenly, that hamburger, that man, that woman and that job seem to be worth giving up on your diet, your marriage, your relationship and your new business.
Fear, doubt, insecurities and uncertainty become so much easier to hold onto versus letting go of them and embracing faith. Ever been in that situation before? I know I have, and oddly enough each time I gave up and held onto fear or doubt, it was never worth it. No matter how much we achieve, how much money we earn, or how many titles we receive, the temptation to quit something will always be there.
There will always be a house with luscious green grass (i.e. an attractive man or woman, a lucrative position, a fad diet, etc.) There will always be an opportunity to give up on what you have now, in order to gain something else. The question that we have to answer with honesty and transparency in that moment is “is it worth it?”
Is it worth the feeling of regret and guilt? Is it worth feeling like failure? Is it worth giving up the investment of your time and effort? Is it worth the shame? Just flat out, is it worth it? You know what giving up feels like but do you know what it feels like to persevere and win?
If not, I dare and challenge you (and myself) to stay committed, push forward and win that thing. Accomplish that goal. Achieve that dream. Lose that weight. Stick with that business. Stay in that marriage, and stay committed. Do what most people don’t do—stay committed. You and your dreams are worth it.
Scripture: Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. (Hebrews 12:1)
p.s. It’s been a while since I’ve posted (about 2 weeks) and please know that I’ve missed y’all! If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you’ll know that I recently went solo and opened up my own law firm. Things have gotten very busy and I no longer post daily. It won’t stay like this forever but for the next few weeks, my posts will occur 1-3 times a week as I devote my time and attention to my vision. As always, thanks for reading and subscribing! Y’all are the best!