Through the years I have noticed that when times or situations get hard and I want to give up, that’s when I need to push harder, as a breakthrough is coming.
Perhaps this is just for me today or you. I know the last few weeks have been rough but I know to PUSH through the feelings, thoughts and emotions.
The enemy (Satan) wants nothing more than to heep on discouragement, hopelessness, bring discord, etc. This enables to keep us stuck and remain in the pit of despair.
I know in times past, if I felt a wedge between a friend or acquaintance, I pretty well knew this was happening. Just yesterday, I stopped a person and flat-out asked if there was something wrong because the last few weeks, the association was not the same. Stopped this in its tracks. All is well.
Many, many years ago I had the same happen with a lady a church whom I thought was nice and our friendship was growing but that nagging feeling and lies within we’re bother me. Even back then, I knew to ‘nip it in the bud’ as ole Barney Fife would say. From that day afterward, our friendship has grown and I would say that she is my true BFF in life. We may be miles apart but there have been times that she has texted me and say, ‘What’s up Buttercup, I feel something is wrong.’ When one is down, the other lifts the other up. I would have missed out on this wonderful, sister-like friendship if I would have let the lies deteriorate this relationship.
Noticing tension with my Counselor and I at times, this has been a true and obvious sign that a breakthrough is coming. When I feel I have had enough, cannot take anymore, want to quit, I have dig my heels in and I do continue. I know a breakthrough is near. Odds are, she does also.
Even with walking/exercise and lack of weight loss, the scale is not moving, discouragement comes and the lies come, just give up. Don’t you dare! As the quote goes, unless you faint, throw up or die, keep moving forward. A breakthrough will happen.
So when you feel like giving up on yourself, with another, a situation, weight loss, etc., keep moving forward. You’ll be glad you did. Victory!