There comes a time in any venture when the hardship of pursuing a goal or path becomes so heavy that it leads us to want to just give up, to quit, to be relieved of that burden. No matter how strong you are there will always be a time when you might feel this way, it’s not something you should be ashamed of, for even Jesus has cried out to Abba asking him to take his burden away if it was in his will.
Knowing these emotions are apart of our humanity what can you do to follow the path the Christ wants you to walk, whether it’s in business or life I believe we can be guided by his words.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil 4:13
It’s important to understand first how powerful you are in Christ. If you are believer there is nothing god can’t do, have faith! Oftentimes many of us mistaken change for failure. After spending so many years on the internet I’ve often held on to sunken costs just for that very reason. I was emotionally attached to things that weren’t working and I didn’t want to make a change because I felt like it would mean – I gave up. God has been so patient with me. He’s shown me that pride and emotion should not guide our decisions. He has shown me that change is not giving up its simply accepting gods will for your life.
Are you struggling with your current business or life habits? If you are the simplest most powerful thing you can do right now is turn to God. Ask him to strengthen your mind and guide you in the direction you should go. Honestly, there have been countless times when I fell to my knees and just asked god what do you want me to do, how should I do it, Am I doing what you need me to do, how can I serve you better? And whenever I asked with a pure heart, whenever I asked my father, he answered me. Sometimes subtly, sometimes like a slap in the face but he always answered.
Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize?
Run in such a way that you may obtain it. I Cor. 9:24
Being in business or self-employed we are often guided by the idea that making a living through our professional pursuits is what will sustain us but over the years I’ve come to realize that we must live our lives not for the purpose of running the race of life but for the purpose of receiving the prize. And so every material idea takes a backseat to the knowing that before I can receive anything I must first be doing the things that god wants from me and trust when he leads me in a direction that is different from what I planned in my mind.
If you feel low, if you feel like giving up…Take a second to remove ego, need, want, and honestly have a conversation with God. And more importantly be willing to accept his answer!
God Bless You,
Andrea & Dominick