There comes a time when you are so engulfed in what you are pursuing that quitting is not an option. What’s interesting about this position is that the decision to keep moving forward is not made because everything is going so well. In fact, it is sometimes quite the opposite. Often, there are plenty of reasons to quit. It may be that the funds are not flowing as expected. Sometimes, well-meaning friends will abandon you when they initially promised to help. Often, the circumstances change so drastically, that you find yourself thinking, “Had I known that it would be this tough, I would never have started.”
I can’t promise that staying the course through the deep emotions and challenging circumstance will guarantee success in the manner that you expect. But, I am certain that great success has to endure through deep emotions and challenging circumstances. Most successful people, can tell you about a barren place that they endured in the process of reaching their higher ground or convergence (operating at your peak performance) that Lance Wallnau often talks about (http://lancelearning.biz/crack-the-code/).
In the Bible, one of my favorite books is Joshua. Joshua was among twelve spies who went to take a look at a new land. Joshua and Caleb responded in a manner that proved that they believed that God would give them victory no matter how difficult the challenge. (We should by all means go up and take possession of it, for we will surely overcome it – Numbers 13:30.) But, the other ten spies had some serious commitment issues. Their report was full of horror, fear, insecurity, and a total lack of understanding of the power that comes when God is with you. “We became like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight (Numbers 13:33),” they reported. After that negative majority report, the Israelites entrance into the great land was delayed. Instead, they spent the next forty years in the wilderness.
Can you imagine how Joshua and Caleb felt? They had the right response, but still, they suffered for forty years for the fault of others. During that time, they stayed true to God and true to His plan. How about you? Have you stayed true to God and what He is asking of you, even in the difficult times? If so, I applaud you. I know it has not been easy. If not, visit your old goals and start the renewal process. Perhaps it’s not too late to pick up and get back on track. Joshua waited for God’s timing and eventually led one of the greatest conquest recorded in Bible history. What does God have waiting for you? You might be surprised. Take a look at my five part series, Where is Your Promise: Five Ways to Rekindle Your Dreams and let today be your new starting point.
My personal motto is, “Each new day is a new opportunity to get it right.”
Today is no exception.
Copyright March 2013, Rhonda Y. Williams. All rights reserved.