I don’t know what it is. I cannot really put my finger on it. Why does it seem that the closer I get to reaching my goals the more inadequate I feel? These feelings are becoming an uphill battle and the climb becomes steeper and steeper with each new day.
However, if there is anything I’ve learned, anything at all, it’s that the stronger the battle rages the more I can be sure I’m doing the right thing. And do you know what? I’m willing to bet it is the same for you.
Giving up and giving in is not an option. It isn’t for me and it can’t be for you. You have gifts and a community of supporters who are waiting to watch you climb that steep hill, defeat those giants, and reach the apex. Oh yes, even if you don’t feel it, you are loved. Your heart and life are beautiful. Your soul was designed for His delight.
Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you. Nevertheless, to the degree that we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us be of the same mind. Philippians 3:12-16 (NKJV)
“Let us walk by the same rule.” Yes! “Let us be of the same mind.” Yes! “… reach forward to those things which are ahead. “Yes, Yes and YES!”
You don’t have to be a writer to identify. Whatever gift God has given you is priceless. He wants you to use it to give Him glory. When I feel like giving up He says, “Keep going.” And today, I want to convey the same to you.
Keep going, sisters! Keep fighting to climb the steep mountains that you are facing. God is a God of love. He loves you enough to have blessed you with more gifts and talents to pursue than you could have ever thought possible. So climb. Hold on tight to Him and climb with all you have. Climb for His glory. Climb for His grace. Climb for all of us who are waiting to see what God will do through you.
You must climb.
By Jennifer Kostick, aGirlontheDoorstep