I choose this title because the easiest thing in the world is to stop trying.
Trying brings pain and in that moment when one is trying, we are tempted to stay where we are and settle.
There was a time I tried unsuccessfully to get another job.
I stopped trying for a while and lost track of where I was. I was encouraged to start again and was shocked at how far back I have to go to start over.
What happens when we settle:
I have come to realise that settling for less and giving up takes us back a few steps when and if we do decide to start again.
So my encouragement to you today is “ don’t settle”.
Don’t settle for a present when you know your future is more than what you have right now.
Don’t settle for a life without children when you know you can be a parent.
Why should you quit? Yes you have tried and failed several times, believe, find a way to keep going if you so wish.
But never settle for a lesser future when you know you can have more.
The pain of settling maybe worse than your current situation. This is because settling may take the pressure off temporarily, but may not bring you joy unless it is what you want deep within, joy will elude you.
As you may never know what is on the other side if you had kept trying.
You may pause while trying to figure things out, and seek guidance for the next step, but don’t stop when difficulty or pain comes knocking.
You can begin where you are right now to start over if you have settled and given up. Don’t settle, but rather set your goals and set yourself up for the next phase of your life….
Go back, what new test can you taken?
What new treatment can you afford?
What have you over looked?
And even after you have done all you can,
Your friend and faithful partner