Sometimes the little things can really impact us and change our whole perspective. One small remark can change you and make your walls come tumbling down. It's weird how one tiny negative thing can ruin our whole self esteem and leave us questioning our importance.
Today started out as being a good day, but quickly escalated into a downhill road. I can't really pinpoint the negatives of the day, but just negative things over the past few weeks have been adding up and it just hit me today. I felt like giving up. I felt like throwing everything up in the air and saying "that's it, I'm done." I was so tired of working so hard and not getting anywhere. Working my best and nobody caring how much effort I put into anything. Tired of feeling untalented. Tired of being compared to people who seem more successful. Tired of meeting all the perfect expectations. It's just been getting to me and today's the day I broke down.
We all have times we feel like giving up. Times that we feel lower than we've ever felt before. Times when we feel like we won't ever get back up again. Times when there seems to be no light peeking through the darkness. This world is a dark place, but when we let God in we will find the light. God is the reason we have joy and hope. Today when I felt like I had no purpose for continuing and I felt like just quitting I called out to God. He's the reason I get back up again. He's the reason why I choose to persevere. He's the reason we all can have hope for the future. Because we can rest assured that no matter what we are going through He's got it in His hands and He'll be a fair judge when we reach heaven for all the mistreatment. Nothing will be overlooked.
Even when we feel like we can't take another day and the easiest thing to do is quit and go home, we can't let Satan win. We can't let the doubts He fills us with let us quit. We have a reason to keep going. Look at how far you've come. Look where you can go and know that God will continue to lead you.
When we can't take another day- it's a sign that we have been relying on our strength and not God's. We've used up all of ours and it's a reminder that we needed God's all along. He's there to help uphold us and lead us. We aren't in this alone. Don't give up on your life. Don't let the doubts overtake your hopes. Don't try to lead a perfect life, just try your best and be real. When the world seems to throw too many expectations at you look to God and rely on Him to overcome all the pressures you are facing. When we look to Him and seek His will suddenly our perspectives change and we can see what really matters. Often the things we worry most about are the things that are only temporary. Look to God with your life and ask for His strength each day. He will help us through each day when we rely on Him. His strength can help us overcome even the tallest mountains.