Every Sunday, I take a break from writing about doing work that matters. Instead, I write about my imperfect understanding of God’s perfect love as my personal mission to spread His word and His love and to make a difference. You can read more Mission posts here.
Don’t lose hope just yet. In any field, those who make it are those who didn’t give up when they hit the wall separating those who made it and those who wish to make it.
In blogging and freelancing, I personally know many who have started their blogs and those who started applying for freelance work only to give up in less than a year. Worse, there are some who shared with me their experiences and, well-meaning as they were, discouraged me from moving forward.
You will also see it in the office. There are so many who have already given up. No, they haven’t quit their jobs yet, but they stopped learning, they stopped growing in their careers, and they only do what’s needed every single day. They no longer go the extra mile. Most of the time, they give half-hearted efforts.
You will especially see it in entrepreneurship. So many professionals took the leap excited. But, when reality finally set in, many of them lost momentum and, eventually, their motivation and ended up giving up on their dream.
I’ve thought about quitting so many times myself. But, every time I go to a quiet place to pray and to reflect, God always seems to tell me, “Your time will come.” And ever since, I’m hanging on to this promise: My time will come.
Maybe you already feel like giving up. Maybe you already feel like settling and just accepting your fate.
Don’t give up just yet. Go to a quiet place and listen to God in the stillness of your heart. What is it that God is telling you? What is His promise to you?
Without the pressure the world is putting on you, without other people’s expectations, what is it that you really want to do and to accomplish?
Hang on to His promise. Hang on to His word.
The wall you hit was meant to be there. It’s what separates the dreamers from the doers. It’s what separates the few who make it and the many who have already given up. Break through that wall by persevering and by doing the right thing, even when it becomes difficult.
As you keep doing the right thing, the perfect time, the perfect connections, and the perfect opportunities will come.
His timing is perfect. Keep doing the right thing while you’re waiting.
“For the vision is a witness for the appointed time, a testimony to the end; it will not disappoint. If it delays, wait for it, it will surely come, it will not be late.” — Habbakuk 2:3