(Photo by Microsoft Office Clipart) ~~ I think I'm writing this tonight more because I need to hear it for myself....Don't give up. It has a warm, encouraging sound to it full of hope and support as well as strength and empowerment. I think we all need to hear these words from time to time, especially when we're weary from the challenges.
“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
I had one of those funky days when I felt I had taken 5 steps backward for every step taken forward. I know it's only momentary and it happens when I get caught up in the drama of everyday life and have forgotten how to be present. It seems like we want to take on the problems of the world all by ourselves and do the work that is not ours to do. In times like this, I need only remember who I am and feel the essence....not only just remember who I am but who we all are. That then begins to put it all back into place.
(Holy Bible KJV Matthew 6:25 and 27-29)~~ Jesus said:
"Therefore I say unto you, "Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?"
"Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?"
"And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin;"
"And yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these."
That has always been such a beautiful passage to me, “Consider the lilies of the field how they grow...”, one which helps me to remember to surrender those things which I have no control over, to be thankful with what I've been blessed and to use the gifts I've been given to shine light where ever I can.
It's important to remember the things that count when you need a lift, when you need to hear the words, "Don't give up", because you are loved. "You are loved!" I feel loved and I am encouraged when I hear these words. I hope you are too.