Imagine someone running a race, and soon feels tired and exhausted but only had a few miles left to the finish point. But they fail to reach the finish point because they gave up and quit!
Life is a journey with many races we have to run that all have different finish points, or should I say destinations.
Some races will be tougher than the other and some will be shorter or longer than the other but don't give up.
You might be going through a storm, through a rough time but don't give up. If there's something you desire to achieve but it seems like it's taking quite a while, please don't give up.
Sometimes we go through a storm, or through a long route to our destination because it is meant to prepare us, to teach us, to reveal to us, to strengthen us.
When you are tired, exhausted, frustrated and you just don't want to continue always remember the Lord is your strength. Philippians 4:13 says "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me".
Remember that the Lord is the author and finisher of your faith.
Do you know that the people you read about today that are successful in your own terms and definitions also had their own storms? Had the hurdles they had to continue jumping...They have reached one of the amazing destinations in their life today because they did not give up.
One of the many reasons we easily give up on ourselves is because we are busy comparing our stories, our journey, our life to that of others. Read Don't Compare yourself to others Please stop!
Remember this..God hasn't given up on you...so don't give up on you!