“And let us run with perseverance(B)the race marked out for us,” Hebrews 12:1c (NIV)
I know that growth and change are hard, my friend. I know some days you wonder if you will make it, and you may even wish you had not started. In those moments, remind yourself what put you on this journey in the first place. What dire or unpleasant circumstance were you experiencing that made you know something had to change? It is easy to forget when growing is painful that the pain of not growing is a thing too! Ask God to help you if the temptation to quit is threatening to send you retreating back to old ways. Nothing good is waiting for you back there. You have wasted enough time doing the same old things and getting worse results. You have come farther than you think, and your reward is closer than you know.
You are trying to build a better existence for yourself and the people who love you. Do not let them down after coming so far. Don’t let yourself down. I promise your hard work will be worth it. Ask God for the strength you need. Renew your mind. Take the next step forward even if it’s a tiny one. Then do it again until you are in that zone where champions live. This is a zone where quitting sounds ridiculous, and the only thing you see is momentum. No one can do this for you, my friend. You have a Helper Who loves you more than you can wrap your mind around. He offers you His strength. Take it and stay in the race.